Chiripa wind farm is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It was completed in 2014 and is owned by Instituto Costarricense De Electricidad (ICE).
It is near 6km south of town of Tilarán.
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Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best position for a project like Chiripa might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, with a minimum probability of sudden potent bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also access to local requirement or transmission capa6km south of town of Tilarán.
During the planning stages the Chiripa wind farm would have been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been imperative to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Winds around 6km south of town of Tilarán are evaluated for at least a year or so alongside the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also have a part to performin a project like Chiripa. This is because of drag The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more evident near land and is transformed by topography, surface and obstacles.
Commonly, the growth of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, increases the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this isn’t necessarily the way it is in hilly areas.
Chiripa turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric current is enhanced in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Chiripa wind farm
- Name: Chiripa
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon India, Model: 0.8MW, Units: 7,
- Country: Costa Rica
- Developer: Acciona, Ecoenergia
- State: Guanacaste
- City: 6km south of town of Tilarán
- Owner: Instituto Costarricense De Electricidad (ICE)