An Approach to Determine the Weibull Parameters for Wind Energy Analysis: The Case of Galicia (Spain)

Camilo Carrillo, José Cidrás, Eloy Díaz-Dorado, Andrés Obando-Montaño
2014 Energies  
The Weibull probability density function (PDF) has mostly been used to fit wind speed distributions for wind energy applications. The goodness of fit of the results depends on the estimation method that was used and the wind type of the analyzed area. In this paper, a study on a particular area (Galicia) was performed to test the performance of several fitting methods. The goodness of fit was evaluated by well-known indicators that use the wind speed or the available wind power density.
more » ... energy production must be a critical parameter in wind energy applications. Hence, a fitting method that accounts for the power density distribution is proposed. To highlight the usefulness of this method, indicators that use energy production values are also presented.
doi:10.3390/en7042676 fatcat:u5y5umc3szhrbd7itp4khfg7qq