The Assessment of Wind Power for Electricity Generation in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Elkhoury, Michel
dc.contributor.author Nakad, Zahi
dc.contributor.author Shatila, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T09:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T09:03:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2016-02-17
dc.identifier.issn 1556-7036 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3102
dc.description.abstract In this study, the feasibility of harvesting wind power via wind turbines to produce electricity in specific sites in Lebanon will be investigated. Implementing such wind farms would greatly decrease the harmful emission of greenhouse gases produced by the energy sector devoted to electricity generation by fuel (El-Fadel et al., 2003). Furthermore, this will alleviate the deficiency in the electric power provided by Electricite Du Liban, which spends around $500 million worth of fuel oil each year for electricity generation (Green Line Association, 2007). Hourly wind speed data (2005–2007) at Beirut, Zahleh, Sour (Tyre), and El-Abdeh were thoroughly investigated to assess the wind energy potential of these sites. Promising results were obtained, especially in Beirut and Zahleh, where wind turbines could be installed to complement the main grid with electric power during the peak hours. This comprehensive study estimated Lebanon's wind energy potential that might encourage future investments in the promising field of renewable energy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Assessment of Wind Power for Electricity Generation in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200403272 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200402165
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Industrial Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.issue 13 en_US
dc.article.pages 1236-1247 en_US
dc.keywords Renewable energy en_US
dc.keywords Wind power en_US
dc.keywords Wind speed en_US
dc.keywords Wind turbines en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567030802706754 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Elkhoury, M., Nakad, Z., & Shatila, S. (2010). The assessment of wind power for electricity generation in Lebanon. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 32(13), 1236-1247. en_US
dc.author.email mkhoury@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email zahi.nakad@lau.edu.lb
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5714-6487 en_US

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