Chapter 3

Estimation of Wind Energy Potential and Prediction of Wind Power

Jing Shi1, Ergin Erdem2,    1University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States,    2Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, United States    Email: 1Shij3@ucmail.uc.edu, 2erdem@rmu.edu,

Abstract

With the rapid increase of penetration of the wind-based resources for generating electricity, the assessment of wind potential is becoming a vital aspect more than ever. For tapping the potential for a particular wind site, in addition to precisely assessing the wind potential, the accurate forecasting of the wind speed and wind power for the different time horizons is also an important aspect. In this chapter, we discuss various aspects associated with wind power assessment. ...

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