The Potentials of Wind Energy : Applications in Eritrea
S. Habtetsion1, D. Ghebrehiwet1, R. Van Buskirk2, B. Lebassi3
is embarking in a program to assess its renewable energy resource. The purpose
of this paper is to critically analyse the potentials of the wind resources for
various applications including grid connected, decentralised stand-alone or
hybrid systems, and even for mechanical water pumping.
Socio-economic and environmental benefits have been highlighted.
results from the wind resource analyses show that there is strong potential for
wind electricity conversion in the southern coastal areas and in two highland
passes, where the yearly wind speed averages are over 6m/s.
All stations indicate average speeds greater than 2.5m/s, i. e., good
enough for mechanical water pumping. Scientific
analysis on the capacity factors, wind speed frequencies and distributions,
determination of Weibul parameters, effects on elevation on wind speeds etc.
have been conducted.
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