Dio, Valquières wind project was set up in Languedoc-Roussillon, France It was finished in 2006 and is owned by .
It is near .
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As a rule, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
The very best location for something such as Dio, Valquières is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capa.
Before construction, Dio, Valquières was almost certainly screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been vital to determining site potential in order to fund the project. Winds around are evaluated for at least a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits faster at greater altitudes because of the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more distinct near land and is altered by landscape, surface and limitations.
Almost always, the rise of wind speeds with increasing height follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, increases the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing increases placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Dio, Valquières are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to every turbine site.