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  Paper EIA06-006, Volume 4 (2006), Pages 67-75 = complimentary

Wind potential assessment of Fu-jian Province in China

J. Liu1,2*, H. X. Liu1 and Y. N. Jiang3

1. Chang'An University, Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, Xi'an 710061, China. *Corresponding author: liujing@hotmail.com.

2. Xi'an Jiaotong University, Institute of Energy and Power, Xi'an 710049, China.

3. Engineering College of Armed Policeforce, Xi'an 710086, China.



The increase in negative effects of fossil fuels on the environment has forced many countries to use renewable energy sources, especially wind energy. China is a country which conceals abundant wind energy resources but the utilization of wind energy is limited. In this paper, our objective is to assess wind potential for Fu-jian Province by selecting two city, Fuzhou and Shamen, which located in southwest coastal region. The wind energy potential of two cities is statistically analyzed based on 15 years measured daily time-series wind speed data. The probability density distributions are derived from time-series data and distributional parameters are identified. The Weibull two-parameters distribution function are fitted to the measured probability distributions on a monthly basis. The results of this study shows that the Weibull distribution function give an excellent fit to the wind speed distribution and the wind potential of Fu-jian province is not as optimistic as we expected previously.

Keywords: wind data, wind energy, weibull distributions, Fu-jian province, China


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