Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of Small Wind Turbines in Havana city

Yamir Sánchez Torres, Pedro Rodríguez Ramos


Cuba has an ambitious program to develop its renewables to satisfy 24% of the electricity demand. The vision for 2030 is to increase investment in clean energy production. This work explores the wind energy potential in Havana at 10 and 30 m. The statistical wind speed, the wind rose and the power density were obtained. This study is also part of the techno-economical assessment of turbines of 1, 2.5, 3.5 and 5 kW according to the analysis of annual energy produced (AEP), capacity factor (CF) and leveled cost of energy (LCOE). The results showed that despite of the low wind potential in the zone it is likely to implement and develop the urban wind energy sector. According to the economic assessment, the 2.5 kW WES Tulipo wind turbine is the best option, producing power at the lowest price of 0.22 and 0.09 USD/kWh at 10 and 30 m height respectively.

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small wind turbines; wind data; wind energy; renewable energy

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