Statistical Analysis of Wind Speed & Wind Direction in Tantan Province, Morocco
Daoudi Mohammed1, Ait Sidi Mou Abdelaziz2, El Khomri Mohammed3, Elkhouzai Elmostapha4
1Daoudi Mohammed*, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University Hassan 1st, Settat, Morocco.
2Ait Sidi Mou Abdelaziz, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University Hassan 2nd, Mohammedia, Morocco.
3El Koumri Mohammed, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Morocco.
4Elkhouzai Elmostapha, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University Hassan 1st, Settat, Morocco.
Manuscript received on November 10, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 17, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 3955-3959 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8444118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8444.118419
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Abstract: In this paper, a two-parameter Weibull statistical distribution is used to analyze the characteristics of the wind from the Saharan area, located in the Tantan province, Morocco, for 08 years at 10 m. During those 08 years (2009-2017) the frequency distribution of the wind speed, the wind direction, the mean wind speed, the shape and scale (k & c) Weibull parameters have been calculated for the province. The mean wind speed for the entire data set is 6.4 m/s. The parameters k & c are found as 1.9 and 2.52 m/s in relative order. The study also provides an analysis of the wind direction along with a wind rose chart for the province. The analysis suggests that the highest wind speeds that vary (vm = 5.1m/s; vmax = 18.5m/s) prevail between sectors 165-175 ° with an average frequency of 1.4% and lower wind speeds (vm = 2.5m/s; vmax = 9.7m/s) occur between sectors 245-255° with an average frequency of 0.6%. The results of this document help to understand the wind power potential of the province and serve as a source of wind power projects. From a perspective, the wind energy system is an alternative to the future of the Sahara province of Morocco.
Keywords: Wind Speed, Weibull Distribution, Weibull Parameters, Wind Direction, Tantan.
Scope of the Article: Measurement & Performance Analysis