Carpignano Salentino wind farm is located in Campania, Italy. It was brought online in 2009 and is owned by .
It is near .
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Wind farms, as a general rule demand wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
The very best location for something such as Carpignano Salentino is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capa.
During the planning stages the Carpignano Salentino wind farm would’ve been checked and endorsed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around would have been a major aspect in the development decision Winds around are evaluated for over a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits more quickly at higher altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and it is more obvious near land and is transformed by terrain, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected 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 situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Carpignano Salentino are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to every turbine site.