Economical Evaluation for Off-Shore Wind Farm Development in Chabahar-Iran

Masoud Omidvar(1), Shahin Shafiee(2*), Parisa Raeisi Mahdi Abadi(3), Mahdie Rezayi(4), Hasan Ghanbari(5)

(1) Sama Technical and Vocational Training College, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
(2) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
(3) Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Zahedan branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
(4) Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Zahedan branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
(5) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Firoozkooh branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
(*) Corresponding author

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


Problems which are associated with traditional sources of energy and fossil fuels like high costs (including both environmental and financial costs), unreliable resources for long term use and extensive negative impact on our environment has forced us to move toward implementation of renewable sources of energy. In current study, an economical evaluation for off-shore wind farm development in Chabahar- Iran is done by using long term wind data. The evaluation is performed by recruiting Homer Software for simulating renewable energy power plants. The software is implemented in National Renewable Energies Lab in Iran. The average wind speed is observed to be 4.11 m/s in a height of 10 m for the area. Considering the data for monthly average wind speed and Cumulative Frequency Diagram (CFD) of the data and the annual and monthly rates of power generation; it is shown that power generation is feasible throughout the year in this area. In this case, a Vestas V112-M3.3 wind turbine with a nominal power of 3.3 MW and hub height of 84 m can generate 6.021 GWh of electricity. The electricity generation cost is 0.048 US Dollars for each kWh while the capacity factor is 20.8.
Copyright © 2015 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


Economical Evaluation; Homer Software; Off-Shore Wind turbine; Power Generation Cost; Wind Farm

Full Text:



Ali Mostafaeipour, Economic evaluation of small wind turbine utilization in Kerman, Iran, Energy Conversion and Management 73 (2013) 214–225.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (October 2010). "Offshore Wind Energy".

"Wind in power 2013 European statistics" The European Wind Energy Association, 2014.

The European offshore wind industry - key trends and statistics 2013, The European Wind Energy Association, 2014.

Tillessen, Teena (2010). "High demand for wind farm installation vessels". Hansa International Maritime Journal 147 (8): 170–171.

"Detailed appraisal of the offshore wind industry in China". The Carbon Trust. May 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.

"MOU Signed for First Ever Offshore Wind Power Project in India". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. October 1, 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

R. Srikanth; Sangeetha Kandavel (January 29, 2015). "Tapping the offshore wind". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

S.M. Shaahid, L.M.Al-Hadhrami,M.K.Rahman,Economic feasibility of development of wind power plants in coastal locations of Saudi Arabia, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 19 (2013) 589–597.

Hansen U,Technological options for power generation, The Energy Journal 1998; 19(2):63.

Alsaad MA,Wind energy potential in selected areas in Jordan, Energy ConversManage 2013; 65:704–8.

Al Sayedgh O, Alhajraf S, Albusairi H,Grid-connected renewable energy sourcesystems: challenges and proposed management schemes, Energy ConversManage 2010;51(8):1690–3.

Ayodele TR et al,Wind distribution and capacity factor estimation for windturbines in the coastal region of South Africa, Energy Convers Manage2012;64:614–25.

Mpholo M, Mathaba T, Letuma M,Wind profile assessment at Masitise andSani in Lesotho for potential off-grid electricity generation, Energy ConversManage 2012;53:118–27.

Adaramola MS, Paul SS, Oyedepo SO,Assessment of electricity generation andenergy cost of wind energy conversion systems in north-central Nigeria, Energy Convers Manage 2011;52:3363–8.

Fyrippis I, Axaopoulos PJ, Panayiotou G,Wind energy potential assessment inNaxos Island, Greece Appl Energy 2010; 87:577–86.

FarivarFazelpour, NimaSoltani, Marc A. Rosen, Feasibility of satisfying electrical energy needs with hybrid systems for a medium-size hotel on Kish Island, Iran, Energy Volume 73, 14 August 2014, Pages 856–865.

Seyed Ehsan Hosseini a,n, Amin MahmoudzadehAndwari b, Mazlan Abdul Wahid a,GhobadBagheri,A review on green energy potentials in Iran, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 27 (2013) 533–545.

Ali Mostafaeipour,Feasibility study of harnessing wind energy for turbine installation in province of Yazd in Iran, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 14 (2010) 93–111.

A renewable energy resource web site sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Program-Available in : .

Ali Mostafaeipour, Mohsen Jadidi, KasraMohammadi, Ahmad Sedaghat,An analysis of wind energy potential and economic evaluation in Zahedan, Iran, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 30 (2014) 641–650.

Tony Burton, David Sharpe, Nick Jenkins and Ervin Bossanyi, Wind Energy Hand Book, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Jain P. Wind energy engineering. New York (USA): The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.; 2011.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – Available in:

Wind Energy Systems by Dr. Gary L. Johnson, November 21, 2001- Chapter 4- Wind Turbine Power 4-2.

Thom, H. C. S., New Distributions of Extreme Winds in the United States, Journal of the Structural Division, Proceedings of the ASCE, Vol,. 94, No. ST7, Proc. Paper 6038, July 1968, pp. 1787-1801. Wind Energy Systems by Dr. Gary L. Johnson November 20, 2001.

Jiwoong P, Jeongil K, Youndho S, Jeongoon L, Jongpo P,3 MW class wind turbine development, Current Applied Physics 2010;10:307–10.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to
Copyright © 2005-2020 Praise Worthy Prize