Evaluation of Wind Potential for the Generation of Electricity in Aliero, Kebbi State

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A. A. Yahaya
I. M. Bello
N. Mudassir
I. Mohammed
M. I. Mukhtar

Abstract

One of the major developments in the technology today is the wind turbine that generates electricity and feed it directly to the grid which is used in many part of the world. The main purpose of this work is to determine the wind potential for electricity generation in Aliero, Kebbi state. Five years Data (2014-2018) was collected from the metrological weather station (Campell Scientific Model), the equipment installed at Kebbi State University of Science And Technology Aliero The data was converted to monthly and annual averages, and compared with the threshold average wind speed values that can only generate electricity in both vertical and horizontal wind turbines. The highest average wind speed 2.81 m/s was obtained in the month of January and the minimum average wind speed of 1.20 m/s in the month of October. Mean annual wind speed measured in the study area shows that there has been an increase in the wind speed from 2014 which peaked in 2015 and followed by sudden decrease to a minimum seasonal value in the year 2016. The highest wind direction is obtained from the North North-East (NNE) direction. From the results of wind power density it shows that we have highest wind power density in month of January and December with  0.8635 w/ m2 and 0.8295 w/ m2 respectively, while lowest wind power density in the month of October and September with 0.6780 w/ m2 and 0.6575 w/ mrespectively. Result of the type Wind Turbine to be selected in the study area shows that the site is not viable for power generation using a horizontal wind turbine but the vertical wind turbine will be suitable for the generation of electricity.

Keywords:
Wind, turbines, metrological, threshold, wind speed, electricity, potential.

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Yahaya, A. A., Bello, I. M., Mudassir, N., Mohammed, I., & Mukhtar, M. I. (2020). Evaluation of Wind Potential for the Generation of Electricity in Aliero, Kebbi State. Asian Journal of Research and Reviews in Physics, 3(1), 1-7. Retrieved from http://journalajr2p.com/index.php/AJR2P/article/view/30110
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