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Volume 207, 202025th Scientific Conference on Power Engineering and Power Machines (PEPM’2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Renewable Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Published online||18 November 2020|
Wind Energy Potential for Electricity Production in Hatay, Turkey
1 Iskenderun Technical University, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
2 University of Ruse, 8, Studentska Street, 7017 Ruse, Bulgaria
3 University of Telecommunications and Post, 1 Acad. Stefan Mladenov Str., Bulgaria
In this study, we examine Turkey’s Hatay city and some of its districts (Belen, Antakya, Iskenderun, Samandag) and we assessed the possibility of electricity production from wind power plants. The area of Hatay is 5559 km2 that is located in the southernmost part of Turkey and east of the Mediterranean Sea. The accumulated data obtained from Belen- Hatay wind speed data are shown. The seasonal cumulative probability distributions of wind speeds for Belen-Hatay are analysed in the paper. The wind speeds in summer are higher than in the other seasons. As a result, the Belen-Hatay region is a very favourable place in terms of wind and has high wind energy potential. In this region, the hourly wind speeds are higher than 5 m/s and about 70% of occasions at 10 m height above ground level. It is also known that for nine months of the year, the average wind speeds are more than 5 m/s. On the other hand, average monthly wind energy productions are higher than 200W/m2 for eight months of the year.
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