Evaluation and validation of wind energy extension (Bahooz) in Manjil region, Iran

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Marine Physics, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Abstract

Development that is not environmentally friendly is not sustainable. One of the 
methods of sustainable development is the use of renewable energy such as 
wind. One of the most important sites in Iran with wind energy potential is the 
Manjil region. Four sites in Manjil region (Manjil, Siahpoosh, Rudbar and 
Herzeville) were surveyed. In this paper, wind energy potential measurement in 
onshore and coastal areas evaluates wind energy according to the extensions 
developed by the authors. The results with scientific achievements and similar 
software in 4 stages of wind simulation, simulation of conditions the boundary 
of the range will assess wind power and extractable energy. Summary of spatial 
fit and arrangement of turbines shows that Manjil power plant in world energy 
class has sufficient quality of energy production and can be compared with 
global sites. This site with a nominal capacity of 240 million kilowatt-hours per 
year is one of the largest sites in the Middle East with a capacity factor of 0.25. 
Siahpoosh site with a capacity of 410 million kilowatt-hours per year has a 
limited factor capacity of 8%. This site has a coefficient of variation of 11%, 
which modeling shows that the choice of 660 MW turbines is not very 
appropriate and practical. Therefore, it seems that the use of 500 kW turbines 
has a better capability than 660 turbines on this site. Based on the results, the 
two sites of Rudbar and Herzeville have a very proportionate factor capacity, so 
these two sites can be upgraded according to the installation of Class 4 and 3 
turbines.

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