Curraghraigue 2 wind project was installed in Tipperary, Ireland It was brought online in 2011 and is owned by .
It is near Nenagh.
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Generally speaking, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
The best location for something similar to Curraghraigue 2 would be a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admittance to local demand or transmission capaNenagh.
During the planning stages the Curraghraigue 2 wind farm would’ve been checked and authenticated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Site information around Nenagh would have been a major factor in the development choice Winds around Nenagh are analysed for over a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows more quickly at higher altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most remarkable near the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and is also more evident near land and is changed by geography, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This predicts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, increases the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out to make sure they don’t affect each other. However this is not always the way it is in hilly areas.
Curraghraigue 2 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 installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each and every turbine site.