On the Weibull distribution for wind energy assessment

Ekaterina Batchvarova, Sven-Erik Gryning

Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalResearchpeer-review

Abstract

The two parameter Weibull distribution is traditionally used to describe the long term fluctuations in the wind speed as part of the theoretical framework for wind energy assessment of wind farms. The Weibull distribution is described by a shape and a scale parameter. Here, based on recent long-term measurements performed by a wind lidar, the vertical profile of the shape parameter will be discussed for a sub-urban site, a coastal site and a marine site. The profile of the shape parameter was found to be substantially different over land and sea. A parameterization of the vertical behavior of the shape parameter is proposed, that is applicable both on-shore and off-shore.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberEMS2014-604
Book seriesEMS Annual Meeting Abstracts
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th EMS Annual Meeting and 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC) - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 Oct 201410 Oct 2014
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th EMS Annual Meeting and 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC)
Number14
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period06/10/201410/10/2014

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On the Weibull distribution for wind energy assessment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this