Cutro wind farm is located in Calabria, Italy. It was completed in 2012 and is owned by .
It is near Cutro.
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As a general rule, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or bigger.
A great location for a project like Cutro could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, having a minimum chances of sudden powerful bursts of wind. Additionally, you wouldn’t get a turbine like involved if Cutro was not built near local demand or transmission capaCutro.
Before building, Cutro was most likely screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Cutro wind farm would have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Cutro is a major aspect in the ‘development’ final decision Local winds are frequently checked for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps constructed before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows swifter at greater altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary close to the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is also more obvious near land and is altered by geography, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds increasing 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, boosts the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they’re spaced out so that they don’t affect each other. But micrositing optimizes placement, specially in hilly areas.
Cutro turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each and every turbine site.