Wind Energy Assessment for Small Urban Communities in the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico
AbstractMexico needs to exploit its renewable resources and many studies have determined the great renewable potential it has using wind energy. However it is necessary to calculate the amount of this resource for small urban communities, which in this country lack essential services such as electricity. This study is focused in the Baja California Peninsula, using GIS as a tool to identify small urban zones with higher wind power. For this work data was analyzed from meteorological stations and recorded every 10 min for two years (2012–2014). Weibull distribution, linear regression, kriging interpolation, power and energy output and useful hours were calculated for each station. It was found that the total energy generated is 38,603,666 kWh per year and the mean of useful hours is 5220 h per year for the whole Peninsula. Maps of Wind Power Density (WPD) show a good power per square meter, GIS shows the areas with the most wind power where it can be used i.e., the state of Baja California wind power can generate electricity for 12% of those communities, meanwhile for Baja California Sur, the electric power generation could electrify almost 25% of the total of small urban communities. View Full-Text
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Hernandez-Escobedo, Q. Wind Energy Assessment for Small Urban Communities in the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Energies 2016, 9, 805.
Hernandez-Escobedo Q. Wind Energy Assessment for Small Urban Communities in the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Energies. 2016; 9(10):805.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hernandez-Escobedo, Quetzalcoatl. 2016. "Wind Energy Assessment for Small Urban Communities in the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico." Energies 9, no. 10: 805.
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