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 Abdul Alif Ahmad Zaman,Farah Ellyza Hashim,Omar Yaakob.Satellite-Based Offshore Wind Energy Resource Mapping in Malaysia[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2019,(1):114-121.[doi:10.1007/s11804-019-00066-w]
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Satellite-Based Offshore Wind Energy Resource Mapping in Malaysia


Satellite-Based Offshore Wind Energy Resource Mapping in Malaysia
Abdul Alif Ahmad Zaman1 Farah Ellyza Hashim1 Omar Yaakob12
Abdul Alif Ahmad Zaman1 Farah Ellyza Hashim1 Omar Yaakob12
1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia;
2 Marine Technology Center, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Wind energyOffshore windRenewable energyAssessmentSatellite altimetryMalaysia
Development and application of offshore wind turbine farms have been increasing, particularly in the developed countries, because of their high power rating, high yield energy, high offshore wind, and unlimited space in the offshore. However, the poor data and simplistic methodologies of the previous assessments result in insufficient estimates of the wind energy potential. Thus, this study provides an assessment of the offshore wind energy resources in Malaysia using multi-mission satellite altimetry data. The satellite altimetry data was extracted from Radar Altimeter Database Systems located at GNSS and Geodynamics Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The data were validated by buoy measurements from two offshore sites, as indicated by the high correlation coefficient of 0.88. Further, the offshore wind energy resource mapping data in Malaysia identified three areas in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo as potential areas for offshore wind energy development.


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Received date:2017-10-12。
Corresponding author:Farah Ellyza Hashim,farahellyza@utm.my
Last Update: 2019-05-14