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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives

By Elliott, D.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000698750
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives  
Author: Elliott, D.
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Language: English
Subject: United Nations., United Nations. Centre for Economic and Social Information, AID project impact evaluation report
Collections: United Nations Library International Aid and Funding Collection
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Elliott, D. (n.d.). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored a project to help accelerate the widespread use of wind energy technologies in Sri Lanka and the Maldives through the development of ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents LIST OF TABLES.....................................................................................................................................III LIST OF FIGURES...................................................................................................................................IV EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.........................................................................................................................V 1.0 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE OF SRI LANKA AND THE MALDIVES .................................. 3 2.1 GEOGRAPHY OF SRI LANKA.................................................................................................................. 3 2.2 CLIMATE OF SRI LANKA....................................................................................................................... 3 2.3 GEOGRAPHY OF THE MALDIVES ........................................................................................................... 7 2.4 CLIMATE OF THE MALDIVES................................................................................................................. 7 3.0 FUNDAMENTALS OF WIND RESOURCE ESTIMATION........................................................... 9 3.1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................ 9 3.2 WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION ...................................................................................................... 9 3.3 WIND SPEED FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION..................................................................................... 9 3.4 WEIBULL DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION........................................................................................... 10 3.5 WIND POWER DENSITY .............................................................................................................. 10 3.6 WIND SHEAR AND THE POWER LAW .......................................................................................... 11 3.7 SOURCES OF WIND DATA........................................................................................................... 12 3.7.1 Surface Observations............................................................................................................ 12 3.7.2 Upper-Air Observations ....................................................................................................... 12 3.7.3 Satellite Ocean Wind Measurements (SSMI)........................................................................ 13 3.7.4 Computer Model Climatic Data ........................................................................................... 13 4.0 WIND RESOURCE METHODOLOGY AND MAPPING SYSTEM............................................. 14 4.1 INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................. 14 4.2 METHODOLOGY ......................................................................................................................... 14 4.2.1 Data Evaluation and Analysis .............................................................................................. 14 4.2.1.1 Initial Approach .......................................................................................................... 14 4.2.1.2 Surface Data Evaluation.............................................................................................. 14 4.2.1.3 Upper-Air Data Evaluation .........................................................................................15 4.2.1.4 Goals of Data Evaluation ............................................................................................ 15 4.2.2 Wind Power Classifications.................................................................................................. 16 4.3 DESCRIPTION OF MAPPING SYSTEM........................................................................................... 16 4.3.1 Input Data............................................................................................................................ 16 4.3.2 Wind Power Calculations ..................................................................................................... 17 4.3.3 Mapping Products ................................................................................................................ 18 4.3.4 Limitations of Mapping Technique ....................................................................................... 19 5.0 WIND RESOURCE DATA FOR SRI LANKA AND THE MALDIVES ...................................... 20 5.1 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................... 20 5.2 SURFACE DATA.......................................................................................................................... 20 5.2.1 Historical Meteorological Data ? Sri Lanka........................................................................ 20 5.2.2 Historical Meteorological Data ? Maldives ......................................................................... 22 5.2.3 DATSAV2 Data..................................................................................................................... 22 5.2.4 CEB Wind-Monitoring Program Data ................................................................................. 25 5.3 UPPER-AIR DATA....................................................................................................................... 25 5.3.1 Automated Data Processing (ADP) Data............................................................................. 27 5.3.2 Computer Model-Derived Data Sets..................................................................................... 28 5.3.2.1 Global Upper-Air Climatic Atlas (GUACA) .............................................................. 28


 

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