Potential of wind energy in Medina, Saudi Arabia based on Weibull distribution parameters

Abstract
This study aims to assess the potential of wind energy in Medina by using Weibull probability distribution to provide an insight concerning the energy production from the selected wind turbine Aventa AV-7. Scale factors and shape of Weibull distribution, were determined for wind speed frequency. Significant findings included a wind speed recurrence of 2.9 m/s with a probability of 30% approximately. The average and were found to be 3.467 and 2.923 m/s, respectively. The estimated average is relatively high, which indicates that the spread in wind speeds is small. Aventa AV-7 turbine was chosen to test the power generation of wind in Medina. It was found that this wind turbine can generate 8648 kWh/year in the Medina region, which is only 15.2% of the maximum power production. This turbine is expected to generate the maximum possible power output at a wind speed of 7 m/s.

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AlQdah, K. S., Alahmdi, R., Alansari, A., Almoghamisi, A., Abualkhair, M., & Awais, M. (2021). Potential of wind energy in Medina, Saudi Arabia based on Weibull distribution parameters. SAGE Journals. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.C.5487644

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SAGE Journals

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10.25384/sage.c.5487644

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    AlQdah, K. S., Alahmdi, R., Alansari, A., Almoghamisi, A., Abualkhair, M., & Awais, M. (2021). Potential of wind energy in Medina, Saudi Arabia based on Weibull distribution parameters. Wind Engineering, 0309524X2110273. doi:10.1177/0309524x211027356. DOI: 10.1177/0309524x211027356 Handle: 10754/669812

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