SOLER-BIENTZ R. and RICALDE-CAB, L., 2010. Preliminary results of a measurement station to characterise the wind energy potential at the Eastern of Mexico. IN: Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. ASME 2010 - ES2010, Phoenix, USA, 17th-22nd May.
The evaluation of wind power systems under real field
conditions is essential to predict their actual capacity to convert
the energy available in the wind into electrical power
contributing to develop more robust applications. Detailed
studies of the wind resources play a crucial role to estimate
whether electricity can be generated from the wind at a
reasonable cost for a specific region, Wind data collected from
meteorological stations at the standard height (usually 10m
above the ground level) can give a general idea about the
energy availability but to obtain more precise estimates
systematic data acquisition, analysis and presentation of wind
data should be carried out for heights comparable to those of
modern wind turbines (typically between 30 and 120m height).
This paper presents the results obtained from a wind
measurement station installed to monitor the wind speed and
direction at 10m and 30m heights over three years at the
Yucatan Peninsula in the eastern of Mexico. This study will
allow establishing the basics conditions for futures studies
about the wind conditions at higher heights.