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View the PDF document Wind resource assessment in Rakiraki, Fiji
Author: Kishore, Kaushal Kabit
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Physics
Subject: Wind power | Fiji | Rakiraki | Evaluation, Winds | Speed | Fiji | Rakiraki, Power resources | Fiji | Rakiraki | Evaluation
Date: 2018
Call No.: Pac TJ 820 .K57 2018
BRN: 1380903
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: The unremitting utilization of fossil fuel and its upsurging demands has led to the environmental dilapidation and economic volatility in Fiji. The immense amount of imported mineral fuels in Fiji are used for electricity generation, transportation and for carrying out miscellaneous house hold works. The Fijian government allocated substantial amount (19.56%) of its (2018-2019) National Budget on importing fossil fuels to meet the increasing energy demand. The paramount importance for instigating the utilization of renewable energy was to alleviate the dependency on fossil fuels. Previous studies on wind resource assessment has shown that there is potential for wind power development in Fiji. This research was used to investigate the wind energy potential at Rakiraki by measuring on site wind at Rokavukavu (17:19o S, 178:10o E), Navolau (17:36o S, 178:24o E) and Tuvavatu (17:36o S, 178:18o E) locations. The on-site measured data at Rokavukavu was at 34 m above ground level (a.g.l) and at Navolau and Tuvavatu the measured data was at 50 m a.g.l.
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