Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV) wind farm is located in Ceará, Brazil. It was completed in 2014 and is owned by central Eolica Coqueiro.
It is near Acarau.
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Generally speaking, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
The very best location for something such as Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV) would be a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also access to local requirement or transmission capaAcarau.
Before development, Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV) was most likely screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV) wind farm would have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been important to determining site potential to be able to fund the project. Winds around Acarau are evaluated for over a year or so alongside the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits swifter at higher altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most remarkable at the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is also more distinct near land and is altered by topography, surface and obstacles.
Typically, the growth of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the elevation of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this may not be the situation in hilly areas.
Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV) turbines are related via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric energy is enhanced in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV) wind farm
- Name: Coqueiros (Acarau I, Phase IV)
- Wind turbine Supplier: Goldwind, Model: GW87/1500, Units: 3,
- Country: Brazil
- Developer: IMPSA, Energimp
- State: Ceará
- City: Acarau
- Owner: central Eolica Coqueiro