Corbières Maritimes wind farm is situated in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. It was brought online in 1991 and is owned by .
It is near Sigean/Port la Nouvelle.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
A perfect destination for a project like Corbières Maritimes could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, with a minimum probability of sudden potent bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capaSigean/Port la Nouvelle.
During the planning stages the Corbières Maritimes wind farm would’ve been checked and endorsed through wind measurements. However, Corbières Maritimes wind farm might have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been vital to determining site potential in order to finance the project. Winds around Sigean/Port la Nouvelle are examined for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows more rapidly at higher altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is also more distinct near land and is changed by terrain, surface and limitations.
Wind speeds increasing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This predicts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the height of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so they really don’t affect each other. However this might not be the situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Corbières Maritimes are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is enhanced in voltage with 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 roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Corbières Maritimes wind farm
- Name: Corbières Maritimes
- Wind turbine Supplier: IMPSA, Model: IWP-V77-1500, Units: 18,
- Country: France
- State: Languedoc-Roussillon
- City: Sigean/Port la Nouvelle