Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594


Study of the Indonesia Wind Power Energy using Secondary Data

Winarso PA

The most common statement on wind energy in Indonesia is that there is no such thing in the country such that lack of the data and information regarding the wind pattern. That is not convincing, most people who might involve in the development wind energy conversion having difficulty. The other view that most the people pay attention and made them curious of the true potential for renewable power from wind in a country that covers a vast area of tropical seas like Indonesia. As the wind is the driving force behind sailing ships and Wind Turbine Generators (WTG).

Indonesia is a country of diverse landscape, ethnic groups and historical development and less meteorological data to be used for wind energy conversion. Not all aspects of life can be considered, this study tries to give an insight the general wind pattern for Indonesia's area.

This study attempts to explore wind condition from 10 years period of data in Indonesia Maritime Continent area. As the wind is mostly generated by the difference pressure from two different places, the pressure difference of the so called pressure gradient is responsible for generating wind over earth’s surface. Several aspect of the theoretical background from meteorological science may introduce in this study to make clear, in the effort for obtaining general description potential wind to convert into the electric power.