Analysis of the modified weibull distribution for estimation of wind speed distribution


2015 International Conference on Engineering and MIS, ICEMIS 2015, İstanbul, Turkey, 24 - 26 September 2015, vol.24-26-September-2015 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 24-26-September-2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/2832987.2833059
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Modified Weibull distribution, Shape parameter, Weibull distribution, Wind power, Wind speed
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright 2015 ACM.Finding suitable wind speed distribution is one of the most important tasks for the correct estimation of wind energy potential of the specified region. The Weibull distribution is the well-known and suggested distribution in estimating wind energy potential. However, in order to predict wind energy more correctly, new and flexible statistical distributions have been proposed in the last decade. In this study, we introduce a new modified Weibull distribution (MWD) for modelling wind speed and estimating wind power density and also we test MWD versus the classical Weibull distribution on real wind speed data measured in various regions of Turkey. The results of the analysis indicate that MWD suits well for most of the examined wind data cases. Therefore, MWD can be alternatively used for assessment of wind energy potential.