Wind Resource Development Project for Armenia

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Armenia has few proven reserves of natural energy and is dependent on long, unreliable transport lines for oil and gas. Preliminary studies indicate that the wind energy potential in Armenia is more than 500 megawatts (MW), assuming a reasonable fraction of 10% of the land area in the high-wind zones. Over the long term, the Armenian government intends to meet 8%--10% of its electric consumption needs by grid-connected wind turbines. The goals of this project are to enhance Armenia's energy security, mitigate the environmental damage of conventional sources of energy, reduce future carbon dioxide emissions, build an environmentally sound and ... continued below

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Adamian, S.; Manoukian, L.; Lalayan, A. (Ecotrade, Inc.) & Gevorgian, V. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) August 17, 2000.

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Armenia has few proven reserves of natural energy and is dependent on long, unreliable transport lines for oil and gas. Preliminary studies indicate that the wind energy potential in Armenia is more than 500 megawatts (MW), assuming a reasonable fraction of 10% of the land area in the high-wind zones. Over the long term, the Armenian government intends to meet 8%--10% of its electric consumption needs by grid-connected wind turbines. The goals of this project are to enhance Armenia's energy security, mitigate the environmental damage of conventional sources of energy, reduce future carbon dioxide emissions, build an environmentally sound and sustainable model for economic development, and promote trade between the U.S. and Armenia. The project is being funded by the Cafesjian Family Foundation, a private foundation based in the United States in Naples, Florida, with the participation of Ecotrade, Inc. of Glendale, California. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is providing technical assistance. As part of the wind energy development project, the authors conducted a preliminary wind-energy resource assessment for some regions in Armenia. This activity provided valuable information needed to facilitate the commercialization of wind farms in Armenia and to lay the groundwork for subsequent wind resource activities. This paper presents the wind resource monitoring results (1999--2000) for the candidate site. Preliminary assessment identified areas with good-to-excellent wind resource potential.

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  • American Wind Energy Association WindPower 2000, Palm Springs, CA (US), 05/01/2000--05/03/2000

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-28598
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 763426
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc721162

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Adamian, S.; Manoukian, L.; Lalayan, A. (Ecotrade, Inc.) & Gevorgian, V. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Wind Resource Development Project for Armenia, article, August 17, 2000; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc721162/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.