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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B41/S17.030

EVALUATION OF THE OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCES IN THE EUROPEAN SEAS BASED ON SATELLITE MEASUREMENTS

A. Raileanu, F. Onea, E.Rusu
Friday 25 September 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-38-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book4, 227-234 pp

ABSTRACT
The objective of the present work is to assess the wind energy potential in the main European seas, namely the Black and the Mediterranean seas, and also in the Caspian Sea, which is located near this region. This analysis is carried out by using the AVISO satellite measurements that cover a 5-year interval (2010-2014). In order to identify the performances of various offshore wind turbines, the initial dataset reported to 10 m height (above the sea level) were translated to 90 m and 120 m, respectively, where most of these systems operate. The results were analyzed both in terms of some meteorological parameters, such as wind speed or power density, and also by taking into account the performances of two wind turbines, namely Siemens SWT-3.6-120 and Senvion 6.2M 126. A complete picture of the wind conditions in the vicinity of the coast was provided by considering satellite data extracted for 27 reference points (nine for each target area), which were used to identify the seasonal and spatial variations of the wind conditions. By combining the technical parameters of each wind turbine with the wind measurements, it was further possible to provide a more general picture of the expected energy output corresponding to each system.

Keywords: renewable energy, enclosed seas, wind conditions, satellite measurements, wind turbines