The Investigation on Wind Power Generation for Different Heights on Bechar,South West of Algeria

  • حروز
  • M. Dahbi
Keywords: wind energy investigation operating hours characteristics


The wind energy is one of the most significant and rapidly developing renewable energy sources in the world and it provides a clean energy resource, which is a promising alternative in the short term in Algeria. The main purpose of this paper is to present, the wind potential in Bechar (Southwest of Algeria) and to discuss the potential for electricity generation based on the local weather data for different heights and typical wind turbine characteristics. A case studied investigation allows wind speed and wind power density to be obtained using different hub heights, and the annual power generated and annual operating hours by the wind turbine to be simulated.