Land suitability for wind farms in Suez Governorate, Egypt

Kenawy, I ORCID: and Khaled, M 2017, 'Land suitability for wind farms in Suez Governorate, Egypt' , in: PLEA 2017 Design to Thrive Proceedings , Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings, Edinburgh, pp. 1422-1429.

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By the development of the industrial technology, the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions increased, which contributed to the phenomena of climate change. This research is concerned with using the renewable energy source of wind farms as a tool to reaching zero carbon dioxide gases emissions. This is also part of the new Egyptian vision that aims to increase wind power capacity to 20% by 2020.In line with this vision, the aim of the research is to find the suitable lands in Egypt to accommodate wind farms in Egypt. With the variety of variables affecting wind farms' locations as well as the density of current land uses in Egypt, it is important to find the suitable tool that could conduct these types of analysis. The research used the land suitability analysis conducted by the geographical information systems (GIS), in which multi criteria could be used to identify the appropriate locations. Different variables affecting the presence of wind farms could be added and overlaid in GIS including wind speed maps, wind directions map, and topography maps. The findings of this research help identifying the suitable locations in Suez Governorate in Egypt that could accommodate wind farms.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Brotas, L, Roaf, S and Nicol, F
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings
ISBN: 9780992895754
Depositing User: Dr Inji Kenawy
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 11:12

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