Characteristics of the available wind energy in Bahrain
The wind characteristics and the available wind energy in Bahrain has been studied. The mean long-term wind speed and its variation at a height of 10 m above ground level were found to be 4.90 and 0.823 ms-1 respectively. Accordingly, the annual mean wind power density is 69.2 � 0.34 Wm-2. The size of windmill needed to supply the required domestic power and the number of batteries to provide energy storage for use at a certain continuous rate of energy have been estimated. � 1989.