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The Appropriate Use of Wind Energy in Sistan Region to Generate Electricity

Sara Abdollahi1, Meysam Madadi2, Soleyman Ghorbanzadeh3, Saeid Eslamian4, Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari4 and Vijay P. Singh5
  • 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
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 2, 2020, 173-181

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.173.181

Submitted On: 7 May 2018 Published On: 6 May 2020

How to Cite: Abdollahi, S., Madadi, M., Ghorbanzadeh, S., Eslamian, S., Ostad-Ali-Askari, K. & Singh, V. P. (2020). The Appropriate Use of Wind Energy in Sistan Region to Generate Electricity. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13(2), 173-181. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.173.181

Abstract

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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Keywords

  • Sistan Region
  • 120-Day Winds
  • Wind Energy
  • Power Generation
  • Wind
  • Wind Speed Atlas