The Appropriate Use of Wind Energy in Sistan Region to Generate Electricity
- 1 Yazd University, Iran
- 2 Gorgan University of Agriculture Science and Natural Resources, Iran
- 3 Islamic Azad University, Iran
- 4 Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
- 5 Texas A and M University, United States
Copyright: © 2020 Sara Abdollahi, Meysam Madadi, Soleyman Ghorbanzadeh, Saeid Eslamian, Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari and Vijay P. Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sistan (Zabol) region is located in Sistan and Baluchestan province and in southeastern part of Iran. The specific atmospheric condition of this region, especially high-speed and continuous winds, can provide the necessary condition for Electricity generation from wind power. 120-day winds of Sistan region are one of the renewable energy sources in the province, which has been neglected in recent years. This paper examines how to beneficially use this power source, in particular to generate electricity, using field research, written reports, reviewing wind speed atlases and wind energy in the region and interviewing authorities and relevant organizations. The results demonstrate that, considering the climatic features and recent drought in the region, correct use of wind energy can lead to creating new line of employment, preventing the emission of fossil fuels, exporting electricity to neighboring countries in need of electricity and saving on fossil fuel sources. To achieve these goals, more attention and cooperation from related authorities and government and private sector investment is significantly required.
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- Sistan Region
- 120-Day Winds
- Wind Energy
- Power Generation
- Wind Speed Atlas