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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(6): 453-456 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2016.4.6.331

An Assessment of Wind Energy Potential as a Power Generation Source in Helwan

Ahmed E. Ghitas, A. Abulwfa and Yasser A. Abdel-Hadi
Abstract—The wind is an inexhaustible resource that can provide significant quantities of energy to support a country’s needs. In this paper, the statistical data of two years wind speed measurements of the Helwan city, Cairo, Egypt are used to find out the wind energy potential. The measurements were carried out by weather station installed above the new building of NRIAG at Helwan (Latitude = 29.5o N, Longitude = 31.2o E, Elevation=130 m). Also, other wind characteristics with the help of the meteorological data are assessed to evaluate of which at a height above ground level and in open area. The purpose of this study is to reveal that; the wind potential of this region is suitable for electric wind application in a large-scale or can be adequate for non-grid connected electrical and mechanical applications, such as wind generators for local consumption, battery charging, water pumping, and other utilities.

Index Terms—Wind Energy potential, Wind power density, Wind speed, Wind turbine, Helwan.

Ahmed E. Ghitas, A. Abulwfa and Yasser A. Abdel-Hadi are with Department of Solar & Space Research, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics NRIAG, Helwan, Cairo, Egypt (email:


Cite:Ahmed E. Ghitas, A. Abulwfa and Yasser A. Abdel-Hadi, "An Assessment of Wind Energy Potential as a Power Generation Source in Helwan," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 453-456, 2016.

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