Fitting of Weibull Distribution Method to Analysis Wind Energy Potential at Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Keywords:wind speed, weibull distribution, wind power, wind speed frequency and wind energy
Malaysia faces many challenges in the development of wind energy as it is located in areas with slower wind speeds. Malaysia is located on the equator line where land and sea breezes can affect the wind regime. The wind does not blow uniformly and fluctuates by month and area. Therefore, the objective of this study is to determine the potential of the latest wind power in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia which is located at latitude 5° 23' N and longitude 103° 06' E. by using Weibull Distribution method. The wind data used in this study was obtained from the Malaysian Meteorological Department. The daily wind speed pattern for the year 2017 can be seen that it has a corresponding pattern where it shows high wind speed at the beginning and end of the year. The wind speed frequency is also variable for the winds of the Northeast Monsoon and is almost constant during the south monsoon of the Southwest Monsoon and the Transition Monsoon. Overall, the potential for wind power in Kuala Terengganu is not too large. The annual average for 2017 is 2.01 m/s only. Wind power is high during the Northeast Wind Monsoon season.