Accession Number:

ADA110337

Title:

Wind Power Utilization Guide.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jul 75-Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

218.0

Abstract:

This report presents general information covering site wind potential and characteristics, specific design, system design, and siting requirements for utilization of wind energy conversion systems WECS at Navy installations. The objective of this report is also to provide a method for performing economic analysis to plan and justify a WECS in a particular Navy application. The information presented here is sufficient to enable an engineer to prepare a systems design to conduct a feasibility study for a given application of WECS. Most Navy applications of wind power will involve generation of electricity using small wind turbine generators less than 60 kW size, with or without storage, located at remote Navy sites. Larger over 100 kW size WECS will, generally, be integrated with a base grid located on remote overseas or CONUS bases. This report, however, deals only with guidance for applying small WECS at Navy installations. The subject matter is divided into five parts dealing respectively with wind behavior and its determination with wind-driven turbines, power conditioning requirements, siting requirements, and the economics of wind power under different conditions. Three examples are given to demonstrate use of these sections in developing the required feasibility or design information for a given application. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE