Comparison Between The Characteristics Of Wind Power Calculation And Solar Radiation At Onne
Data on wind speed and global solar radiation over the period 1985 – 1999 for Onne obtained from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) stationed at Onne, Nigeria have been compiled and evaluated, to determine the wind power which is compared with the global solar radiation energies. Monthly and annual data for global solar radiation energies measured at the station were determined. The monthly average solar radiation energies range from 2777.80 Wm-2 to 4163.92 Wm-2 with an overall average as 3455.58 Wm-2. The derived monthly and annual average wind speeds range from 0.84 ms-1 to 1.09ms-1 and from 0.64ms-1 to 1.28ms-1 respectively. The monthly available wind power density and maximum extractable wind power range from 0.33 Wm-2 to 1.40 Wm-2 and 0.20 Wm-2 to 1.10 Wm-2, respectively.
Keywords: Characteristics, wind power, solar radiation.
Global Journal or Pure and Applied Sciences Vol. 14 (4) 2008: pp. 463-466