Altamira wind farm is located in Málaga, Spain. It was completed in 2009 and is owned by Iberdrola.
It is near Ardales.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule demand wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
The best position for a project like Altamira would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, having a minimum chances of sudden potent bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore access to local requirement or transmission capaArdales.
During the planning stages the Altamira wind farm would’ve been checked and authenticated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been essential to determining site potential to be able to fund the project. Winds around Ardales are examined for over a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows more rapidly at greater altitudes because of the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and it is more pronounced near land and is altered by geography, surface and obstructions.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, boosts the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so they don’t affect each other. But this might not be the case in hilly areas.
Altamira turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage with 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 turbine site.
Facts about Altamira wind farm
- Name: Altamira
- Wind turbine Supplier: Gamesa, Model: G90-2.0MW , Units: 25,
- Country: Spain
- Developer: Gamesa
- State: Málaga
- City: Ardales
- Owner: Iberdrola