Aupiac wind project was set up in Midi-Pyrénées, France It was finished in 2006 and is owned by .
It is near .
See below for data.
Typically, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
A perfect location for a project like Aupiac would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, with a minimum probability of sudden effective bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine like associated if Aupiac was not built near local demand or transmission capa.
Before development, Aupiac was probably screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. However, Aupiac wind farm might have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction might have been important to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Local winds are often checked for a year or more, and detailed wind maps made before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits more quickly at higher altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular near the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more distinct near land and is transformed by topography, surface and obstacles.
Ordinarily, the increase of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, enhances the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing increases placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Aupiac turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and perhaps access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Aupiac wind farm
- Name: Aupiac
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vergnet, Model: GEV_MP_250kW, Units: 2,
- Country: France
- Developer: Aupiac Diversification
- State: Midi-Pyrénées