Crucea Nord wind farm is located in North-East, Romania. It was in fact brought online in 2014 and is owned by STEAG.
It is near Dobrogea, nearly 50 km north-west of the Black Sea port of Constanta.
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Wind farms, as a general rule demand wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
The best destination for a project like Crucea Nord could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, having a minimum chances of abrupt potent bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine STEAG like STEAG associated if Crucea Nord was not built near local demand or transmission capaDobrogea, nearly 50 km north-west of the Black Sea port of Constanta.
Before development, Crucea Nord was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Crucea Nord wind farm might have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been imperative to determining site potential in order to fund the project. Winds around Dobrogea, nearly 50 km north-west of the Black Sea port of Constanta are analysed for at least a year or so plus the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows speedier at greater altitudes because of the reduced influence of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and it is more evident near land and is altered by geography, surface and obstructions.
Commonly, the rise of wind speeds with escalating elevation follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, increases the predicted 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. However this might not be the case in hilly areas.
Crucea Nord turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is elevated in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Crucea Nord wind farm
- Name: Crucea Nord
- Wind turbine Supplier: General Electric, Model: 1.5MW, Units: 108,
- Country: Romania
- State: North-East
- City: Dobrogea, nearly 50 km north-west of the Black Sea port of Constanta
- Owner: STEAG