Wind Turbine Power Plant: A Viable Partial Replacement for Gasoline as Well As Diesel Electric Generators in Nigeria

BITRUS, I and ADAMU, DAHIRU and Suleiman, A.D (2020) Wind Turbine Power Plant: A Viable Partial Replacement for Gasoline as Well As Diesel Electric Generators in Nigeria. ICONIC RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING JOURNALS, 4 (2). pp. 100-110. ISSN 2456-8880

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The inadequate and erratic nature of electricity generation in Nigeria, is one of the contributing factors to the sluggish growth of her industries and the economy. Various researches carried out by scholars show that gasoline and diesel electric generators dissipate CO2, CO, NO and Chlorofluorocarbon to the atmosphere during operation. These greenhouse gases contribute immensely to air pollution and global warming. A study also revealed that Nigeria has a potential of generating huge amount of electricity using wind energy as most parts of the country has an average wind speed of 3.0m/s which is the cut-in speed of wind turbine suitable for domestic purposes. In this paper, a review of the viability and the potentials of generating electricity using wind energy for domestic purposes were carried out. Also, design model and cost analysis for a Stand-Alone Wind Turbine Power Plant (WTPP) suitable for domestic purposes was demonstrated. It was found out that most part of Nigeria has a potential of generating electricity by using Wind Energy. Hence, the possibility of partial replacement of gasoline as well as diesel electric generators in Nigeria by Wind Turbine Power Plants. This will immensely reduce the noise pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere which is associated with the operation of gasoline and diesel electric generators.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clean Environment, Diesel Generator, Gasoline Generator, Greenhouse gases, Industrialisation, Wind Turbine.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Oluwabukola Olayiwola
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 11:41
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 11:41

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