ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS OF WIND POWER DENSITY IN TAIZ- REPUBLIC OF YEMEN تحليل وتقييم کثافة طاقة الرياح في تعز- الجمهورية اليمنية
Assiut University Bulletin for Environmental Researches
Yemen has to make use of its renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy, not only to meet the increasing demand for energy, but also for environmental reasons. This paper presents the results of the analysis of wind speed data for one calendar year (2000) measured in hourly time-series wind speed data at Taiz City (13° 35 ΄ N and 44° 01 ΄ E ) located at southwestern Yemen (about 1311 m above sea level). According to the statistical analysis, the mean annual wind speed was about
... d speed was about 4.4 m/s and the wind speed was more frequent between 3 and 6.5 m/s. The wind speed data showed that the maximum monthly wind speed occurs through March. The wind energy potential of the location is studied based on the Weibull and the Rayleigh models. It is concluded that location can be explored for wind energy. INTRODUCTION: Renewable energy sources, wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass and ocean thermal energy, have attracted increasing attention from all over the world due to their almost inexhaustible and non-polluting characteristics. Wind energy as one of these important sources is perhaps the most suitable, most effective and inexpensive sources for electricity production. As a result, it is vigorously pursued in many countries. Yemen has to make use of its renewable resources, such as solar, wind and geothermal energy, not only to meet increasing demand, but also for environmental reasons.