Adraño wind farm is situated in La Coruña, Spain. It was brought online in 2001 and is owned by Acciona.
It is near Carnota y Mazaricos.
See below for data.
As a general rule, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or higher.
A perfect position for a project like Adraño could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, having a minimum likelihood of abrupt powerful bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also access to local requirement or transmission capaCarnota y Mazaricos.
During the planning stages the Adraño wind farm would have been checked and authenticated 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 essential to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Winds around Carnota y Mazaricos are analysed for over a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also possess a part to performwithin a project like Adraño. This is due to drag The rise in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and it is more evident near land and is changed by terrain, surface and obstacles.
Usually, the rise of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts 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 about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this is not always the way it is in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Adraño are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric current is elevated in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Adraño wind farm
- Name: Adraño
- Wind turbine Supplier: Siemens, Model: Izar Bonus MK-IV, Units: 36,
- Country: Spain
- Developer: terranova
- State: La Coruña
- City: Carnota y Mazaricos
- Owner: Acciona