Feasibility study of off-shore wind farms in Malaysia

Mekhilef, Saad and Safari, A. and Chandrasegaran, D. (2012) Feasibility study of off-shore wind farms in Malaysia. Energy Education Science and Technology Part A: Energy Science and Research, 29 (1). pp. 519-530. ISSN 1308772X

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The paper describes the current situation of wind energy across the world and specifically discusses the offshore wind farm technology. Subsequently, wind energy potentiality and techno- economic feasibility of offshore wind farms is investigated in Malaysia. Analysis was conducted using HOMER software to assess the potential of wind energy along the South China Sea coastline. This study indicates the best sites to set up offshore wind farms in Malaysia while costs associated for wind energy generation are calculated. Also, case studies for two types of Vestas wind turbine models (V- 47 and V-80) are conducted. The analysis shows the feed-in tariff policy reduces the energy price and increases wind farms profitability. Investment, operation and maintenance costs have been evaluated for offshore wind energy system.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 November 2012 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Safari, A.; University of Malaya, Department of Electrical Engineering, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: azadehsafari2008@gmail.com References: Cellura, M., Cirrincione, G., Marvuglia, A., Miraoui, A., Wind speed spatial estimation for energy planning in Sicily: Introduction and statistical analysis (2008) Renew energy, 33, pp. 1237-1250; Chiang, E.P., Zainal, Z.A., Aswatha Narayana, P.A., Seetharamu, K.N., Potential of renewable wave and offshore wind energy sources in Malaysia (2003) Marine Technology Seminar, pp. 1-7; (2008) World wind energy association, , World wind energy report; Demirbas, A., Energy issues in energy education (2011) Energ Educ Sci Tech-A, 27, pp. 209-220; Nogay, H.S., Akinci, T.C., Long term wind speed estimation for a randomly selected time interval by using artificial neural networks, Amasra, Turkey (2012) Energ Educ Sci Technol Part-A, 28, pp. 759-772; Mekhilef, S., Saidur, R., Safari, A., A review on solar energy use in industries (2011) Renew Sustain Energy Rev, 15, pp. 1777-1790; Abdelaziz, E.A., Saidur, R., Mekhilef, S., A review on energy saving strategies in industrial sector (2011) Renew Sustain Energy Rev, 15, pp. 150-168; Saidur, R., Lai, Y.K., Nanotechnology in vehicle's weight reduction and associated energy savings (2011) Energ Educ Sci Tech-A, 26, pp. 87-101; Mahlia, T.M.I., Saidur, R., Yanti, P.A.A., Masjuki, H.H., Role of energy guide labels in consumers purchase decision for household electrical appliances (2011) Energ Educ Sci Tech-A, 27, pp. 95-104; Mostafaeipour, A., Feasibility study of offshore wind turbine installation in Iran compared with the world (2010) Renew Sustain Energy Rev, 14, pp. 1722-1743; Saidur, R., Mahlia, T.M.I., Hasanuzzaman, M., Developing energy performance standard, label and test procedures and impacts analysis for commercial chillers (2011) Energ Educ Sci Tech-A, 27, pp. 175-190; (2006) Produced by Senter Novem, , www.offshorewindenergy.org, Concerted Action for Offshore Wind Energy Deployment (COD), Principal Findings 2003-2005, Available online at; Gaudiosi, G., Offshore wind energy prospects (1999) Renew Energy Jl, 16, pp. 828-834; Musial, W., (2005) Offshore wind energy potential for the United States, , National Renewable Energy Laboratory; van Bussel, G., Schontag, C., Operation and maintenance aspects of large offshore wind farms (1997) Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Conference in Dublin, , http://www.ct.tudelft.nl/windenergy/publicat.htm#IPp99, Ireland, October, Available online at; Zaharim, A., Najid, S.K., Razali, A.M., Sopian, K., Wind speed analysis in the east coast of Malaysia (2009) Europ J Sci Res, 32, pp. 208-215; Niewott, S., (1981) The climate of continental Southeast Asia, 9, pp. 57-71. , Climate of the Southern and Western Asia, Worm Survey of Climatology, S. 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Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, Offshore wind energy, South China Sea, Wind energy, Wind turbine, Current situation, Economic feasibilities, Energy prices, Feasibility studies, Feed-in tariff, Off-shore, Off-shore wind energy, Offshore wind farms, Operation and maintenance, Turbine models, Wind energy generation, Wind farm, Economic analysis, Electric utilities, Investments, Offshore power plants, Profitability, Wind turbines, Wind power.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 01:16
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 04:17
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4714

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