Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17897
Title: Investigation on wind power potential on Hong Kong islands - An analysis of wind power and wind turbine characteristics
Authors: Lu, L
Yang, H 
Burnett, J
Keywords: Capacity factor
Optimum wind speed
Wind power density
Wind power generation
Wind turbine characteristics
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Renewable energy, 2002, v. 27, no. 1, p. 1-12 How to cite?
Journal: Renewable energy 
Abstract: This paper discusses the potential for electricity generation on Hong Kong islands through an analysis of the local weather data and typical wind turbine characteristics. An optimum wind speed, U op, is proposed to choose an optimal type of wind turbine for different weather conditions. A simulation model has been established to describe the characteristics of a particular wind turbine. A case study investigation allows wind speed and wind power density to be obtained using different hub heights, and the annual power generated by the wind turbine to be simulated. The wind turbine's capacity factor, being the ratio of actual annual power generation to the rated annual power generation, is shown to be 0.353, with the capacity factor in October as high as 0.50. The simulation shows the potential for wind power generation on the islands surrounding Hong Kong.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17897
ISSN: 0960-1481
EISSN: 1879-0682
DOI: 10.1016/S0960-1481(01)00164-1
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