Babkowice wind farm is situated in Greater Poland (Wielkopolskie), Poland. It was brought online in 2010 and is owned by E.ON.
It is near Babkowice, in Piaski.
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Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best destination for something such as Babkowice would be a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capaBabkowice, in Piaski.
During the planning stages the Babkowice wind farm would have been checked and validated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been imperative to determining site potential in order to finance the project. Local winds are frequently supervised for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps constructed before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows faster at greater altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular near the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more distinct near land and is altered by geography, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds escalating 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 predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing optimizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Babkowice are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is enhanced in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Babkowice wind farm
- Name: Babkowice
- Wind turbine Supplier: Suzlon Energy, Model: 2.1 MW, Units: 20,
- Country: Poland
- Developer: E.ON
- State: Greater Poland (Wielkopolskie)
- City: Babkowice, in Piaski
- Owner: E.ON