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Journal of Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 325435, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/325435
Research Article

Wind Characteristics of Three Meteorological Stations in China

1College of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
2Huadian New Energy Development Co., Gansu 730000, China

Received 22 July 2015; Revised 6 October 2015; Accepted 7 October 2015

Academic Editor: Petko Petkov

Copyright © 2015 Yang Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

With rapid economic development of China, demand for energy is growing rapidly. Many experts have begun to pay attention on exploiting wind energy. Wind characteristics of three meteorological stations in China were analyzed to find out if or not it is possible to build a wind farm in this paper. First of all, studies about the wind characteristics and potential wind energy were summarized. Then ways of collecting and manipulating wind data were introduced. Wind-generation potential was assessed by the method of Weibull distribution. Wind shear exponent, extreme wind speed in 50 years, and turbulence intensity were calculated. The wind characteristics were summarized and assessment of wind-generation potential was given. At last, the wind was simulated with autoregressive method by Matlab software.