WIND-ELECTRICITY GENERATION POTENTIAL FOR SELECTED REGIONS IN NORTHWESTERN NIGERIA
Publication Date : 01/02/2011
Using assessed power densities of three northern cities of Sokoto, Kano and Gusau, the wind-electricity potential and the capacity factors of these cities were estimated using three model wind turbines. The three cities showed reasonable wind energy utilization potential, with Kano having the highest potential and capacity factor. The cost analysis carried out on the smallest capacity wind generator model showed a net present value and internal rate of return under 17% per annum real interest rate of N20,909,1086.19 and 22.29% per annum, respectively at a cost of N12.00/kWh. Analysis of energy output and economics of wind pack to supply part of Kano’s energy demand was also carried out.
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