Wind speed distribution and performance of some selected wind turbines in Jos, Nigeria

Aidan, Joseph
June 2011
Latin-American Journal of Physics Education;Jun2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p457
Academic Journal
The wind speed data of Jos have been shown to be either gamma or normally distributed. The wind is available and could be used for both residential and large scale power generation. At respective hub heights of 15m and 100m, at least 23% and 40% of Iskra AT5-1 and Micon NM 82 wind turbines installed capacities can averagely be generated respectively. A Micon NM 82 installed at a height of 100m in Jos can service about 210 homes each consuming at most 3kW of electrical power. The site is therefore good and the performance of the best two wind turbines attractive for investors.


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