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Wind Resource Assessment for Development of a Wind farm in Complex Terrain & High Altitude (Case Study Pararin, Andes Mountain Region in Peru)
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis study is to evaluate and assess the wind potential in a remote high altitude area with complex terrain using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software. The site that was selected for this purpose was an area in the Andes mountain region in Peru. A preliminary assessment of the site terrain was done with the use of WindPro software through the existing online database to obtain height contour and roughness data and evaluate the outcome. For this site, wind data of recent sixteen months from WindPro online sources have been used for the wind analysis. Due to the terrain complexity of the site and the significant sloping angles a CFD software has been employed to carry out the wind resource analysis. Through this software the results regarding terrain, wind potential, turbulence and relevant parameters have been acquired. Finally the results have been evaluated for the possible development of a small wind farm in the area in regards to best location, and parameters affecting the wind turbine selection.

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2012. , 59 p.
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216995OAI: diva2:691560
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Master Program in Wind Power Project Management, 60 hp (HGO)
Available from: 2014-03-25 Created: 2014-01-28 Last updated: 2014-03-27Bibliographically approved

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