Couffé wind farm is situated in Pays de la Loire, France. It was in fact brought online in 2014 and is owned by ABO Invest.
It is near Couffé.
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Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best destination for something such as Couffé is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine ABO Invest like ABO Invest involved if Couffé was not built near local demand or transmission capaCouffé.
Before construction, Couffé was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Couffé wind farm would have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Couffé is a major aspect in the ‘development’ decision Local winds are often monitored for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps built before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits quicker at greater altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more evident near land and is altered by geography, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Pays de la Loires wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing maximizes placement, specially in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Couffé are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric current is increased in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Couffé wind farm
- Name: Couffé
- Wind turbine Supplier: Senvion, Model: MM92/ 2.05MW, Units: 8,
- Country: France
- State: Pays de la Loire
- City: Couffé
- Owner: ABO Invest