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Wind energy potential, resource assessment and economics of wind power around Qamu, Navua, Fiji

Kumar, Ajal and Nair, Krishnam (2014) Wind energy potential, resource assessment and economics of wind power around Qamu, Navua, Fiji. International Journal of Wind and Renewable Energy, 3 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2277-3975

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    Abstract

    Wind energy potential, resource assessment and economics of wind power at Qamu, Navua (18° 13' S, 178° 10' E) were analyzed using wind speed data collected by Fiji Department of Energy in 1980. Annual and seasonal variation in wind speed, direction and power density were analyzed using Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP). Weibull statistics for the shape factor and scale parameter at 10 m are 1.65 and 5.2 m/s respectively. The cost of generating electricity from Vergnet 275 kW wind turbines is FJD 0.08/ kWh and a payback period of ~10 y.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Divisions: College of Foundation Studies
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 15:18
    Last Modified: 10 May 2016 12:06
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7541
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