Evaluation of Wind Energy Potential for Four Sites in Ireland using the Weibull Distribution Model

  • Parikshit Gautam Jamdade Department of Electrical Engineering, PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Shrinivas Gautamrao Jamdade Department of Physics, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, Maharashtra, India


Wind speed is receiving greater attention in the design and study of wind energy conversion systems (WECS). Usingmeteorological data, this paper studies the availability of wind energy potential at four sites in Ireland: Malin Head,Dublin Airport, Belmullet and Mullingar. An analysis is made of mean wind speed data collected at a height of 50m above ground level at each site over a period of seven years. A two parameter Weibull distribution model is usedto analyze wind speed pattern variations. Weibull parameters are calculated by the Least Squares Method (LSM). Theresults relating to wind energy potential are given in terms of the density function. Analysis shows that coastal sites ofIreland such as Malin Head, Dublin Airport and Belmullet have good wind power potential.


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How to Cite
JAMDADE, Parikshit Gautam; JAMDADE, Shrinivas Gautamrao. Evaluation of Wind Energy Potential for Four Sites in Ireland using the Weibull Distribution Model. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 95, n. 1, p. 48--53, mar. 2015. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/564>. Date accessed: 23 july 2021.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy


Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS); Wind Power Potential (WPP); Weibull Distribution Model (WDM); Cumulative Density Function (CDF); Least Squares Fit Method (LSM)

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