AN EVALUATION OF THE SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY IN THE SOUTH-EAST OF ROMANIA
The objective of the present work is to estimate the benefits which may be obtained from the implementation of a solar and wind project, by considering several reference sites, located in the southeastern part of Romania. In the first case study, the attractiveness of the solar energy will be evaluated for a production factory located in the vicinity of Galati city. The seasonal and annual fluctuation of solar energy will be discussed, by taking also into account the performances of a photovoltaic panel, which may be installed on the roof of these production halls. As for the second case study, the performances of some state-of-the-art wind turbines will be evaluated by taking into account three sites located along the Romanian shoreline, namely Sf. Gheorghe, Navodari and Vama Veche, respectively. According to these results, it was noticed that the photovoltaic panels will partially cover the energy demand for the selected factory, while in the case of wind energy, a single wind turbine defined by a rated capacity of 3 MW seems to easily cover the local electricity budget, reported in Sf. Gheorghe and Vama Veche.
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