Madagascar - Wind Capacity Factor

The dataset contains average wind power plant capacity factors in Madagascar, produced by KTH-dESA. The dataset has a 1km x 1km resolution. The capacity factors have been calculated from annual average wind speeds retrieved from IRENA Global Atlas for Renewable Energy ( which collects the data from DTU Global Wind Atlas 2.0, a free, web-based application developed, owned and operated by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in partnership with the World Bank Group, utilizing data provided by Vortex, with funding provided by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). For future information:

The capacity factors have been calculated far a 600 kW wind turbine with 55m hub height. Wind speed data has been extrapolated from the measurement height of 50m for wind speed data to the hub height of the wind turbine. In the nect step 8760 hourly wind speed values were generated by applying a Rayleigh distribution with shape factor k=2. The hourly potential wind electricity generation was caculated from the hourly wind speed values and a power curve and summed for the whole year. This value has beendivided by the potential generation of the wind turbine if operating at rated capacity during all hours of the year to give the annual capacity factor.

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Last Updated November 27, 2023, 15:19 (UTC)
Created December 7, 2017, 10:55 (UTC)
Topic Renewable energy; Wind
Country Madagascar
Region Africa
Coordinate Reference System Tananarive_1925_Paris_Laborde_Grid
Published year 2015