Alba Rivas I wind farm is located in Rivas, Nicaragua. It was brought online in 2014 and is owned by Albanisa.
It is near Hacienda La Fe.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The very best location for something like Alba Rivas I would be a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine Albanisa like Albanisa included if Alba Rivas I was not built near local demand or transmission capaHacienda La Fe.
Before development, Alba Rivas I was almost certainly screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Site information around Hacienda La Fe would have been a major factor in the development conclusion Local winds are often watched for a year or more, and detailed wind maps built before wind generators are set up.
The wind blows swifter at greater altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and is more obvious near land and is transformed by terrain, surface and limitations.
Almost always, the increase of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this is not always the way it is in hilly areas.
Alba Rivas I turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric energy is increased 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 probably roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Alba Rivas I wind farm
- Name: Alba Rivas I
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V100/1.8MW, Units: 22,
- Country: Nicaragua
- Developer: Albanisa
- State: Rivas
- City: Hacienda La Fe
- Owner: Albanisa