Athea (SSE) wind farm is situated in Limerick, Ireland. It was in fact brought online in 2014 and is owned by .
It is near Athea village.
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Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
The best destination for something like Athea (SSE) is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is moreover admittance to local requirement or transmission capaAthea village.
During the planning stages the Athea (SSE) wind farm would have been checked and authenticated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Site information around Athea village would have been a major factor in the development decision Local winds are frequently checked for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps made before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows sooner at greater altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most remarkable at the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more evident near land and is transformed by terrain, surface and hurdles.
Ordinarily, the growth of wind speeds with raising height follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the elevation of a turbine, then, enhances the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing maximizes placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Athea (SSE) turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this 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.