Corlay wind project was installed in Bretagne, France It was brought online in 2008 and is owned by .
It is near .
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As a general rule, economic wind power generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
A great place for a project like Corlay would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, having a minimum chances of sudden powerful bursts of wind. Additionally, you wouldn’t get a turbine like involved if Corlay was not built near local demand or transmission capa.
During the planning stages the Corlay wind farm would’ve been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Site info around is a major element in the ‘development’ conclusion Local winds are often checked for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps created before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits quicker at greater altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary at the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and it is more distinct near land and is altered by landscape, surface and limitations.
Commonly, the rise of wind speeds with increasing height follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts the expected 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 one another. But micrositing maximizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Corlay are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is elevated in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to each turbine site.