Búrfell Power station Experimental wind project was installed in South Iceland, Iceland It was brought online in 2012 and is owned by Landsvirkjun.
It is near by the hydropower plant Búrfellsvirkjun.
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Generally speaking, economic wind power generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or more.
The very best destination for something such as Búrfell Power station Experimental is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capaby the hydropower plant Búrfellsvirkjun.
During the planning stages the Búrfell Power station Experimental wind farm would have been checked and validated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been important to determining site potential as a way to finance the project. Local winds are frequently monitored for a year or more, and detailed wind maps built before wind generators are set up.
The wind blows more rapidly at higher altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most remarkable close to the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and it is more evident near land and is altered by landscape, surface and obstacles.
Commonly, the growth of wind speeds with growing height follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, increases 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 defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this isn’t necessarily the situation in hilly areas.
Búrfell Power station Experimental turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric energy is elevated in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Búrfell Power station Experimental wind farm
- Name: Búrfell Power station Experimental
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E82-E2, Units: 10,
- Country: Iceland
- State: South Iceland
- City: by the hydropower plant Búrfellsvirkjun
- Owner: Landsvirkjun