Document Type

Conference Paper

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Meteorology and atmospheric sciences, Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Proceedings of 2011 46th International, pp.1-6, 5-8 Sept. 2011.

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6125649&isnumber=6125473

Abstract

This paper presents an investigation of wind observations made at three (of a network of ten) stations in Dublin. Two of the stations are located over different parts of the urbanized landscape and one is located at Dublin Airport, which exemplifies a typical meteorological station. The purpose of the analysis is to evaluate the nature of the wind resource in the urban area. The potential output of a range of commercially available micro wind turbines at one of the stations is considered. At this location, an anemometer is mounted in a similar manner to international examples of building mounted domestic installations of micro wind turbines. Finally, the paper investigates the relevancy of the Weibull and Rayleigh probability density functions as a means to represent urban wind power density for this Network.