Wind Energy Preliminary Potential: A Case Study on Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast
Wind energy is a limitless and renewable source of energy. Wind energy has been used since prehistoric times and continues to be used today. Nonetheless, wind energy has undergone a revolution in the form of electricity generation. However, wind energy is still used minimally in Malaysia to generate electricity. As a result, additional research should be conducted to optimize its use. This study aims to determine the shape of the wind speed distribution and determine the wind energy potential along the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia in general, and specifically at Sultan Ismail College (SIC). Easy Fit and R software were used to analyse the data. The results indicated that the wind speed distribution in SIC is Weibull distributed and indicating that this location possesses wind energy potential for generating electricity. The findings show that 65.5 percent of the wind speed is greater than the wind turbine's cut in value. Following that, additional research must be conducted until all necessary information is gathered. This discovery also fulfils Malaysia's dream of wind-powered electricity generation.