AN EVALUATION OF THE WIND ENERGY IN THE NORTH SEA COAST

  • Alexandra Diaconita "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Florin Onea "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Eugen Rusu "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
Keywords: North Sea, wind resources, re-analysis data, offshore turbine, power curve

Abstract

For the present work, 10 offshore wind farms from the North Sea were selected. Here there are a high number of wind farms (41 farms) due to the high capacity of the wind resources that this sea offers. For this study, wind speed data for a period of about 20 years were used, these data were provided by the The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. After data processing, wind power values were obtained in the range of 538...879 W/m2. Considering the characteristics of the turbines that were mounted on the locations of each wind farm, the values for annual electricity production were obtained (for a single wind turbine), this parameter having values between 3974-26130 MWh. The lower value being associated with the oldest eoline farm - Blyth Offshore, this farm will be removed or improved in the near future.

Published
2019-05-15
How to Cite
Diaconita, A., Onea, F., & Rusu, E. (2019). AN EVALUATION OF THE WIND ENERGY IN THE NORTH SEA COAST. Mechanical Testing and Diagnosis, 9(1), 17-22. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.35219/mtd.2019.1.02
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