East Lake St. Clair wind farm is situated in Ontario, Canada. It was brought online in 2013 and is owned by GDF SUEZ, Mitsui & Co., Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada.
It is near in north-west Chatham-Kent.
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Generally speaking, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or bigger.
A great location for a project like East Lake St. Clair could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, having a minimum chances of sudden effective bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admittance to local demand or transmission capain north-west Chatham-Kent.
Before development, East Lake St. Clair was probably screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. However, East Lake St. Clair wind farm would have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been essential to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Winds around in north-west Chatham-Kent are examined for at least a year or so plus the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows sooner at higher altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary close to the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more obvious near land and is changed by terrain, surface and obstacles.
Generally, the increase of wind speeds with raising height 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, increases the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing increases placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at East Lake St. Clair are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric current is elevated in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to every turbine site.