The Weibull probability function is a widely accepted tool to model wind regimes. This paper presents a comparative study of different methods used to estimate Weibull parameters of a wind regime. Five different methods are described and used for the estimation. Time series data of wind speed over a whole year for two sites have been used for the study. The results obtained as a plot of error versus wind speed are similar in all the five methods, yet the method of standard deviation gives the best results.
H. Basumatary, Sreevalsan, E., and Dr. Sasi K. K., “Weibull Parameter Estimation — A Comparison of Different Methods”, Wind Engineering, vol. 29, pp. 309-315, 2005.