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Effects of Wind Energy Utilization in Katsina State of Nigeria
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Volume 3, 2016
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 26-30   |   Vol. 3, No. 5, October 2016   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Maiwada A. D., Physical Planning and Maintenance Department, Northwest University, Kano, Nigeria.
[2]
Adamu A. A., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.
Abstract
Nigeria is a well-endowed country with abundant wind energy resources which can be utilized (especially electricity generation). However, despite the abundance of this energy source, there is persistent electricity supply deficit, which may be attributed to under-utilization of these potential. Wind energy utilization projects in Nigeria are still largely experimental. The aim of the study is to assess the environmental effects of wind energy utilization in Katsina State. The following are methods employed to achieve the aim and objectives of the project: a) Consulting and reviewing literature, b) Use of available data obtained from research. Some effects of wind energy utilization observed are noise, and destruction of sense of isolation and natural beauty.
Keywords
Wind, Energy, Environment, Katsina, Noise, Interference, Nigeria
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