Almaren wind project was installed in Zaragoza, Spain It was finished in 2008 and is owned by Enel.
It is near Sestrica.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule demand wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
An ideal destination for a project like Almaren would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, with a minimum likelihood of sudden effective bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore admittance to local demand or transmission capaSestrica.
During the planning stages the Almaren wind farm would have been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Site info around Sestrica is a major element in the development final decision Winds around Sestrica are evaluated for over a year or so plus the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows speedier at higher altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most remarkable close to the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and it is more pronounced near land and is transformed by terrain, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds growing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Zaragozas wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, raises the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so that they don’t affect one another. But this isn’t necessarily the case in hilly areas.
Almaren turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric current is increased in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Almaren wind farm
- Name: Almaren
- Wind turbine Supplier: Gamesa, Model: G58-850kW, Units: 14,
- Country: Spain
- Developer: Parque Eólico Aragón
- State: Zaragoza
- City: Sestrica
- Owner: Enel