Corneen wind farm is situated in Cavan, Ireland. It was brought online in 2001 and is owned by SSE.
It is near Ballyconnel.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
A perfect place for a project like Corneen would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, with a minimum probability of sudden effective bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore admittance to local requirement or transmission capaBallyconnel.
Before building, Corneen was most likely screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Site information around Ballyconnel would have been a major factor in the ‘development’ choice Winds around Ballyconnel are analysed for at least a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows faster at higher altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most remarkable at the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is altered by geography, surface and limitations.
Commonly, the growth of wind speeds with raising elevation follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated 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 this isn’t necessarily the way it is in hilly areas.
Corneen turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and perhaps access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Corneen wind farm
- Name: Corneen
- Wind turbine Supplier: Leitwind, Model: LTW77/1MW, Units: 1,
- Country: Ireland
- Developer: SSE
- State: Cavan
- City: Ballyconnel
- Owner: SSE