Digby Ltd wind project was installed in Nova Scotia, Canada It was in fact brought online in 2006 and is owned by RESL (Renewable Energy Services Limited).
It is near Digby.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
An ideal place for a project like Digby Ltd could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, having a minimum likelihood of sudden potent bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capaDigby.
Before construction, Digby Ltd was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Site info around Digby would have been a major element in the development choice Winds around Digby are evaluated for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows faster at greater altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is also more pronounced near land and is transformed by terrain, surface and obstructions.
Sometimes, the rise of wind speeds with raising height follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, increases the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they’re spaced out so they really don’t affect each other. But this might not be the way it is in hilly areas.
Digby Ltd turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Digby Ltd wind farm
- Name: Digby Ltd
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V80/2000, Units: 3,
- Country: Canada
- Developer: RESL (Renewable Energy Services Limited)
- State: Nova Scotia
- City: Digby
- Owner: RESL (Renewable Energy Services Limited)