Alcantara wind project was installed in Sicily, Italy It was created in 2012 and is owned by .
It is near .
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Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
The very best location for something such as Alcantara would be a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capa.
During the planning stages the Alcantara wind farm would have been checked and endorsed through wind measurements. However, Alcantara wind farm might have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been vital to determining site potential in order to finance the project. Winds around are examined for at least a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits more quickly at greater altitudes because of the reduced influence of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most remarkable near the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more evident near land and is altered by terrain, surface and obstacles.
Typically, the growth of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, enhances the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this might not be the case in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Alcantara are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Alcantara wind farm
- Name: Alcantara
- Wind turbine Supplier: Gamesa, Model: G52/850, Units: 56,
- Country: Italy
- Developer: Società Energie Rinnovabili
- State: Sicily