The potential of the sea breeze for wind energy generation in peri-urban coastal areas using small wind turbines
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This work investigates the potential of the sea breeze for wind energy generation with small wind turbines. For this purpose, we used wind data recorded in the Llobregat Delta (NE of the Iberian Peninsula) from 1993 to 2010 and turbine power curves obtained from QBlade, FAST and AeroDyn freeware tools, and from the manufacturer. The HP-600W turbine, with hub-height 8 m, would deliver 126 kWh in a year (53 kWh during the sea breeze period, i.e., March 1 to September 30, 10 to 19h LT), with average power of 14 W (27 W). The results for the entire year agree with data measured in situ in 2015, but it is not the case for the sea breeze period. Therefore, more research is necessary to validate completely the proposed approach, and to confirm the real potential of the sea breeze for micro-generation in a peri-urban coastal area like the one under study, where large wind farms are not feasible.
CitationRojas, J.I., Cabrera, B., Mazon, J. The potential of the sea breeze for wind energy generation in peri-urban coastal areas using small wind turbines. A: Jornades de Meteorologia Eduard Fontserè. "XXII Jornades de Meteorologia Eduard Fontserè, Barcelona, 26 de novembre de 2016". Barcelona: 2016, p. 65-78.