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Wind Energy Assessment of the Zawiya Region, in Northwest Libya

DOI: 10.4236/epe.2017.96022, PP. 325-331

Keywords: Zawiya Region, Libya, Weibull, Latitude

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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the annual, monthly and the seasonal performance of the wind resource at the Zawiya region in northwest of Libya. In this study, the wind data are obtained from the coastal site located in the northwest of Libya at height of 50 meters above the ground level. The results show that the annual average speed is 6.14 m/s, and the annual Weibull parameters are shape factor K = 3.2, scale factor C = 6.9 m/s, and the annual energy production of 750 kw wind turbine is 2.70 Gwh/year.

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