AN EVALUATION OF THE WIND ENERGY IN THE NORTH SEA COAST
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.
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