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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 87 - 92

Wind Energy Assessment for The Coastal Part of Bangladesh

M. Shamim Kaiser, M. Arifur Rahman, M. Mostafizur Rahman and S.A. Sharna    

Abstract: Earlier measurement and study of wind speed for the coastal part of Bangladesh showed that some of the areas of this part would be useful for wind power generation. But till now no measurement at the hub height of wind machine has yet done. Data has been collected from different sources and analysis has been done using logarithmic law and micro scale modeling software, WAsP for wind energy assessment over the coastal part. It has been found that the speed varies from 4m/s to 5.7 m/s at a height of 50m above ground level depending on the land type. Wind power density varies from 100 to 250 w/m2 indicate the wind power can play an important role in the energy sector.

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