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ISSN:2394-3661 | Crossref DOI | SJIF: 5.138 | PIF: 3.854

International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

(An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Online and Print Journal)

Assessment of Wind Energy Potential in Maiduguri, Nigeria

( Volume 4 Issue 9,September 2017 ) OPEN ACCESS
Author(s):

Medugu D.W., Jauro D.

Abstract:

This paper present an evaluation of wind power potential of Maiduguri in North Eastern part of Nigeria based on the Weibull and Rayleigh models using 15 years monthly wind speed covering period of 1998 to 2012 obtained from Nigeria Metrological Agency. Its monthly variation recorded for the speed is maximum 12.98m/s in the year 2006 while the minimum with a value of 1.12m/s in the year 2012. It is observed that Maiduguri and its environs have wind regime between 2.2 and 6.4m/s and still confirms that it falls into moderate wind regime. The annual mean power density ranges from 6.3 to 160.9 W/m2.These results indicate that wind speed has the viable potential for wind-to-electricity at height of 10 m.

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