Octavian Mangos, Vasile Rachier, Ion Sobor, Vadim Cazac
Abstract. The study is focused on three districts in the northern region of the Republic of Moldova – Briceni, Edinet and Ocnita. The maps were calculated and presented in terms of average annual wind speed and wind power density at a height of 100 m above ground level, wind rose and Weibull wind speed distribution. In the calculations performed for the three analyzed districts it was found that the average annual wind speed is between 6.84 and 7.35 m / s, and the wind power density – between 450 and 593 W / m2. The highest annual average speed equal to 7.35 m / s was identified in Ocnita district. At the same time, having the maps of the wind speed and the power density, the convenient locations for the construction of the wind farms can be selected. For each district involved in the study, a location with a pronounced wind potential was identified, recommended for the location of any wind farms.
Keywords: wind speed; power density, wind atlas method, software package WAsP 9.1.
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