An Evaluation Of Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Performance In Malaysia
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