Offshore Wind Potential in South India from Synthetic Aperture Radar

Charlotte Bay Hasager, Ferhat Bingöl, Merete Badger, Ioanna Karagali, E. Sreevalsan

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    Abstract

    The offshore wind energy potential for pre-feasibility in South India in the area from 77° to 80° Eastern longitude and 7° to 10° Northern latitude is observed from a total of 164 ENVISAT Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) satellite images during the years 2002 to 2011. All satellite scenes are from Wide Swath Mode and each cover approximately 400 km by 400 km. The ocean wind speed maps are retrieved and processed at Risø DTU. The results show wind energy density from 200 W/m2 to 500 W/m2 at 10 m height above sea level. QuikSCAT ocean winds are included as background information on the 10-year mean and a general description of the winds and climate with monsoons in India is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Risø Nationallaboratoriet for Bæredygtig Energi
    Number of pages31
    ISBN (Print)978-87-550-3908-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number1780(EN)
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Wind power meteorology
    • Risø-R-1780
    • Risø-R-1780(EN)

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