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IJSTR >> Volume 10 - Issue 2, February 2021 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Techno-Economic Assessment Of Wind Potential At Five Locations In Northern Cyprus Using Open Source Wind Data

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Barış Hiçsönmez, Youssef Kassem, Hüseyin Gökçekuş



Economic Analysis, Northern Cyprus Wind Power, Northern Cyprus, Renewable Energy, Statistical Analysis, Wind Characteristics, Probability Distribution Function, Wind Power Density



Global climate change and its result global warming have occurred serious environmental problems which humanity faced. Alternative energy sources are gained attention in order to prevent carbon emissions. In this study, wind characteristics, available wind power density and techno-economic assessments of the wind turbines have been investigated. Data obtained from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) ERA-Interim reanalysis database between 2010-2013. The data is extracted daily, 3 hours time-step, 0,125x0,125 spatial grid resolution with a geographic window 33.625N-33.00W-35.125S-34.375E. The results show that, Karpaz peninsula (Eastern part of the Island) has a marginal classification of wind speed at 10-meter heights. The Annual mean speeds for the Karpaz peninsula have been found between 4.02 – 4,48 m/s and the WPDs are 92.94-111.55 W/s2. Shape and scale parameters have been calculated and Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests have been analysed to the goodness of fit tests. The highest capacity of the wind turbine is determined as 59,7% by the model of SW-2KW with the lowest cost of electricity production which 0.06$/kWh. This study shows that it is possible to produce wind energy with small scale wind turbines between 1-5kW.



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