This paper uses the Weibull's distribution function to describe the wind speed frequency distribution at Palkalainagar (geographical co-ordinates N : 9°54′, E : 78°54′), Madurai, India using the one year data available. Weibull's parameters are used to estimate the wind data parameters for the site. Of the wind data parameters the most important one is the annual specific output (TA). This is used in determining the annual energy output of a Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) and in conducting cost-benefit analysis of wind-electricity generation. The parameter is used in evaluating the efficiency of WECS in the same site. Results show the possibilities of harnessing wind energy towards electricity generation. © 1991.
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