The analysis of the wind potential in selected locations in the southeastern Poland
1 AGH University, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, Department of Sustainable Energy Development, Mickiewicza Av. 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
2 Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wybickiego Str. 7C, 31-261 Krakow, Poland
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This paper shows the results of analysis of the wind potential in selected locations in the southern Poland (placed in the Małopolskie, Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie Voivodships). The measurements and analysis of the wind resources in potential locations of the wind turbines are important part of the investment process. The statistical analysis involves the creation of histograms (e.g. histogram of the wind speed and direction) and fitting those histograms to theoretical distributions (e.g. Weilbull distributions of wind speed). Such analysis has been described and conducted using measurement data for four selected locations. Basis on the conducted analysis, the economy efficiency and environmental impact of wind turbine operation has been estimated. Three market available wind turbines have been included to calculate NPV, IRR and SPBT indicators. Then, the avoided emissions of CO2, NOx, SO2 and dust have been calculated. There were also conducted some calculation using TRNSYS simulation software. The results of simulations have been compared with measurement data and the level of convergence have been found.
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