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Potential wind energy in the cities of the Libyan coast, a feasibility study

Author(s):

Aqeel Maryoosh Jary, Monaem Elmnifi, Zafar Said‡†, Laith Jaafer Habeeb‡‡, Hazim Moria‡‡†

Affiliation(s):

Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bright Star University, Libya.

‡† Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering College of Engineering, University of Sharjah.

‡‡ Training and Workshop Centre, University of Technology – Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.

‡‡† Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Yanbu Industrial College, Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah 41912, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author Email: monm.hamad@yahoo.co.uk; zsaid@sharjah.ac.ae; zsaid@sharjah.ac.ae; 20021@uotechnology.edu.iq

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This study goals to intricate the to be had potential of wind energy to supply strength and establish a database for wind sources in Libya. It presents the have a look at of 7 sites along the coast of Libya. From meteorological information provided by way of meteoblue, the traits of wind electricity and wind power ability areanalyzed at these web sites at the peak of 10 meters. The statistics used for this research are month-to-month based for a duration of four years from 2017 to 2020. Annual average wind velocity and projected strength density are determined. The consequences indicat a imaginative and prescient to distribute the wind capacity in Libya and discover the regions with better wind intensity. The maximum wind pace is 6.4 m/s at the web site of Derna, even as the minimum wind velocity of 3.5 m/s is recorded at the site of Ajdabiya. In April, the maximum monthly average wind speed was 4.6 m/s in Derna and Misurata, 4.2 m/s in Tobruk and Sirte, and 5.9 m/s in Tobruk and Sirte. The Benghazi websites of Ajdabiya have the lowest month-to-month average wind velocity of 3.7 m/s, 4.5 m/s. The very best energy density was 148.65 W/m2 and 142.34 W/m2 in may additionally at Derna and Tobruk, and there had been 139.96 W/m2 at Misurata in March, 137.76 W/m2 at Sirte in April, and a 120.87 W/m2 at Tripoli in February. The results indicate that the production power of the Derna, Misurata, and Tobruk sites is higher than that of the other sites. The output energy of large wind turbines is higher than that of small wind mills in all locations due to their scale.