Mindelo wind farm is located in Sotavento Islands, Cape Verde. It was completed in 2011 and is owned by Cape Verde Government.
It is near Mindelo.
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Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best destination for something like Mindelo is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine Cape Verde Government like Cape Verde Government involved if Mindelo was not built near local demand or transmission capaMindelo.
Before building, Mindelo was almost certainly screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around Mindelo is a major aspect in the ‘development’ conclusion Winds around Mindelo are examined for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits more quickly at higher altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary near the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more evident near land and is transformed by geography, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This anticipates wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the height of a turbine, then, increases the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this may not be the case in hilly areas.
Mindelo turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and perhaps access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Mindelo wind farm
- Name: Mindelo
- Wind turbine Supplier: Neg Micon, Model: 0.400MW, Units: 2,
- Country: Cape Verde
- State: Sotavento Islands
- City: Mindelo
- Owner: Cape Verde Government