Effects of Some Meteorological Parameters on Wind Energy Potential in Calabar, Nigeria

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F. A. Kamgba
C. O. Edet
A. O. Njok

Abstract

Effects of some meteorological parameters on wind energy potential in Calabar have been investigated. The data on wind speed, temperature and relative humidity was obtained by in-situ measurement approach. The relationships between the given meteorological parameters were obtained from plots of wind speed against temperature and relative humidity as independent variables. Statistical correlation of wind speed values and the two meteorological parameters was done, which yielded  0.89   as correlation coefficient for wind speed  and temperature, -0.88   for wind speed and relative humidity with the relevant plots; these clearly shows that of all the two meteorological  parameters, temperature contributes most to the wind speed in Calabar. On the other hand, the negative correlation of wind speed and relative humidity (%) shows that as humidity increases, wind speed decreases.

 

Keywords:
Wind energy, wind speed, relative humidity, temperature, energy, meteorological parameter

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A. Kamgba, F., O. Edet, C., & O. Njok, A. (2017). Effects of Some Meteorological Parameters on Wind Energy Potential in Calabar, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences, 4(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJOPACS/2017/37493
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