Pariksheet Ganguly, Rasika Chougale
Abstract: Due to rapid advancement in technology, the usage of wind energy has increased in parts of globe. Investigation of offshore wind energy potential is done in the present paper, in East Coast of India. The wind speed and wind direction hourly data for a period of 10 years between 2006 and 2016 is used for the analysis for plotting the wind rose diagram. The paper presents Weibull factors based on daily variations analysis of wind data in 12 regions of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The energy production is studied using the Suzlon S97 turbine. The total energy that can be produced is expected to be 49.31 GW/yr, which can overcome 9.27 percent of the power deficit in the Eastern states of India. ArcGis is used to depict the estimated power generation and capacity factor of the study areas.
Keywords: Offshore wind, wind rose, Weibull factor, Suzlon S97 turbine, East Coast, India