Coomatallin wind farm is located in Cork, Ireland. It was completed in 2005 and is owned by SSE.
It is near Dunmanway.
See below for data.
Generally speaking, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or more.
The best destination for a project like Coomatallin would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, having a minimum likelihood of sudden effective bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore admittance to local demand or transmission capaDunmanway.
During the planning stages the Coomatallin wind farm would’ve been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. However, Coomatallin wind farm would have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Site data around Dunmanway would have been a major element in the ‘development’ decision Winds around Dunmanway are analysed for over a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits swifter 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 impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and it is more evident near land and is altered by topography, surface and obstructions.
Commonly, the increase of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the anticipated 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 optimizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Coomatallin turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Coomatallin wind farm
- Name: Coomatallin
- Wind turbine Supplier: Suzlon Energy, Model: S88- 2.1MW, Units: 66,
- Country: Ireland
- Developer: SSE
- State: Cork
- City: Dunmanway
- Owner: SSE