An Evaluation Of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Performance In Malaysia

  • Nor Nadia Syahidah Sharuddin Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Cheng Yee Ng Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Siti Nor Adha Tuhaijan Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Kurian V John Providence College of Engineering, 689122 Chengannur, Kerala State, India
  • Li Wah Wong The Climate Reality Project, 750 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Abstract

The effort in finding the potential of renewable energy in Malaysia is essential due to the problem of global warming and the rise of energy demand. As time passes, these problems become severe and start to create a significant concern. This study aims to evaluate the performance of wind energy in Malaysia as a step ahead for the application of renewable energy to overcome the problems mentioned above. A software simulation using ANSYS was performed to evaluate wind energy performance by adopting the wind speed profile data for offshore locations in Malaysia. Based on these data, the potential sites for offshore wind energy development were assessed and proposed by the criteria of wind pressure in the rotor, wind velocity in the rotor, and the total power generation. The results show that Kijal, Kuala Terengganu, Kudat and Kota Kinabalu measure the greatest wind energy by the high wind pressure and velocity.


Keywords: Offshore wind energy, Offshore Malaysia, Wind energy performance

Published
2019-08-23
How to Cite
SHARUDDIN, Nor Nadia Syahidah et al. An Evaluation Of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Performance In Malaysia. International Journal of Biomass and Renewables, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 25-33, aug. 2019. ISSN 2289-1692. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbr/article/view/5782>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.