ECN publication
Windenergiepotentieel te Coo, Bütgenbach en Amel (België)
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Solar Energy 1-9-1998
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--98-054 ECN publication
Number of pages: Full text:
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ECN has carried out a wind measuring campaign and subsequent windpotential analysis at 3 sites in Belgium, Brussels. The sites are situated in the South Eastern part of Belgium. The terrain orography in the region can be characterised as complex with respect to wind energy applications. Measurements have been performed at the sites Coo, Buetgenbach and Amel. Wind data (wind speed and wind direction) have been measured at two different levels, i.e. 20 m and 31-32 m. The aim was to determine the long-term wind regime at the sites in view of future wind energy applications. The short term measurements at the sites have been correlated with simultaneous data from a nearby meteorological station, i.e. the KM (Royal Meteorological Institute in Belgium) station nr. 496 at the military base at Eisenborn. Based on the results, the wind energy potential at the sites has been estimated by calculating the expected annual energy output of a number of selected commercial wind turbines in the range of 400 kW to 1.65 MW. 2 refs.

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