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The wind power density is proportional to the density of the air. 225 kg/m3. Power from the wind is proportional to the area swept by the rotor (or the rotor diameter squared for a conventional horizontal axis wind machine). The wind power density is proportional to the cube of the wind velocity. 225 kg/m3) Power/area (W/m2) Wind speed (m/s) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 0 80 610 2070 4900 9560 16 550 efficiency of the rotor/generator combination. In practice, a maximum of about 45% of the available wind power is harvested by the best modern horizontal axis wind turbines (this will be discussed in Chapter 3).
1986) note that one statistically developed rule of thumb is that one year of record data is generally sufficient to predict long-term seasonal mean wind speeds within an accuracy of 10% with a confidence level of 90%. Researchers are still looking for reliable prediction models for long-term mean wind speed. The complexities of the interactions of the meteorological and topographical factors that cause its variation make the task difficult. Annual Significant variations in seasonal or monthly averaged wind speeds are common over most of the world.