Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy) wind project was set up in Québec, Canada It was completed in 2008 and is owned by TransCanada, Innergex.
It is near Carleton-sur-mer.
See below for data.
In most cases, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or more.
An ideal position for a project like Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy) could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, with a minimum likelihood of sudden effective bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is moreover admission to local requirement or transmission capaCarleton-sur-mer.
Before development, Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy) was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. However, Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy) wind farm might have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Carleton-sur-mer would have been a major element in the development decision Winds around Carleton-sur-mer are analysed for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits more rapidly at greater altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is also more distinct near land and is transformed by geography, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This predicts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, enhances the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this is not always the case in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy) are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric current is enhanced in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy) wind farm
- Name: Carleton (part of Cartier Wind Energy)
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: WD24 0.4MW, Units: 15,
- Country: Canada
- Developer: Cartier Wind Energy
- State: Québec
- City: Carleton-sur-mer
- Owner: TransCanada, Innergex