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Evaluation of the wind resource and power performance of a turbine in Tenerife
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10.1063/1.4754155
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FIG. 1.

The Island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands archipelago.

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FIG. 2.

Location of the four study sites.

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FIG. 3.

Comparison between monthly mean wind speed of the 4 sites studied.

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FIG. 4.

Annual wind speed probability density distributions derived from the measured daily time series data of Izaña, Los Rodeos, Sta., Cruz, and Sur (airport) for the whole data base.

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Annual wind speed distribution of Tenerife (10 m over the ground level, m/s).

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FIG. 6.

Wind energy density obtained from the actual data versus those obtained from the Weibull and Rayleigh models on a monthly basis for the four different locations.

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Comparison between power and wind energy in the 4 meteorological stations.

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Percentage of calms for every meteorological station.

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Wind direction and frequency speed distributions are shown for the four different study sites.

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Performance curve for the Gamesa G94-2,0 Mw turbine (red points represent the cubic polynomial function, y = −1.510x3 + 51.89x2−277.1 x + 465.3, which show a great fit in predicting the performance curve).

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The most interesting parameters from a wind turbine installed in each of the four study sites (ETA  = energy output from a real wind turbine; η = efficiency; CF  = capacity factor; AF  = availability factor; and Eh  = equivalent hours).

Tables

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Table I.

Study sites.

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Table II.

Mean values of wind speed and wind power density for the overall average data base in different areas of Tenerife Island.

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Table III.

Classes of mean wind speed and wind power density at 10 and 50 m.

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Table IV.

Monthly mean Weibull shape parameters (k), mean Weibull scale parameters (c), mean Weibull wind speed (Vm), and mean wind speed from database (V) in Tenerife Island from more than 50 year data.

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Table V.

The statistical analysis parameters for annual mean wind speed in the four sites of Tenerife Island.

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Table VI.

The statistical analysis parameters for monthly mean wind speed distributions in the four sites of Tenerife Island.

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Table VII.

Power density of the 4 different locations obtained with Weibull (Pw), Rayleigh (Pr), and the actual power (P) for the total period of time measured.

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Table VIII.

Monthly percentage of calms in the four sites for the period measured.

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Table IX.

Parameters for a wind turbine located in Izaña.

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Table X.

Parameters for a wind turbine located in Los Rodeos.

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Table XI.

Parameters for a wind turbine located in Sta. Cruz.

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Table XII.

Parameters for a wind turbine located in Sur (airport).

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Scitation: Evaluation of the wind resource and power performance of a turbine in Tenerife
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/jrse/4/5/10.1063/1.4754155
10.1063/1.4754155
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