Variability in the energy content of the wind over Scandinavia, a 101-year perspective
2004 (English)In: 2004 European Wind Energy Conference (2004 EWEC), Scientific Proceenings: Conference & Exhibition, 22-25 Nowember, London , UK, 2004, 138- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Statistics on the relative energy content of the wind from Denmark, based on energy production of wind turbines, shows for the resent 15 years a drastic decrease of about 20%. To get a longer perspective of the relative energy content of the wind, the geostrophic wind have been calculated from 1900 to 2000 for 8 regions in Scandinavia, including Denmark. The results show that there is a spatial variation as well as a temporal variation in the relative energy content of the wind. As a mean for Scandinavia no long- term trend in the relative energy content of the wind could be found. A variation of ±10% in the relative energy content of the wind is to be considered normal, and between individual years a variation up to 30% in not unusual.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 138- p.
Wind energy, Energy content of the wind, Geostrophic wind
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-67548OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-67548DiVA: diva2:95459