Title: Energy and exergy assessments for potential wind power in Turkey

Authors: Murat Ozturk

Addresses: Faculty of Art and Sciences, Department of Physics, Suleyman Demirel University, 32260 Isparta, Turkey

Abstract: The main objective of the study is to estimate wind power potential of Turkey and provide suitable data for evaluating potential wind power by using the wind data collected at 23 different wind-monitoring stations. In this study, energy and exergy analyses of wind power are used to estimate wind power potential in these areas. Exergy analysis of wind power is investigated according to air temperature and pressure at inlet and outlet of wind turbine; energy generated and heat loss from wind turbine. Also, energy and exergy analyses of wind power and capacity factor, energy and exergy efficiencies at 10, 25 and 50 m are given for these wind-monitoring stations.

Keywords: wind energy; energy analysis; exergy analysis; efficiency; wind power; Turkey; renewable energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2011.038519

International Journal of Exergy, 2011 Vol.8 No.2, pp.211 - 226

Received: 28 Jan 2010
Accepted: 25 Jun 2010

Published online: 10 Feb 2011 *

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