Alto Casillas I wind project was installed in Castellón, Spain It was completed in and is owned by Onshore.
It is near Barracas.
See below for data.
As a general rule, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or bigger.
The best destination for a project like Alto Casillas I would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, with a minimum chance of sudden powerful bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is moreover admittance to local requirement or transmission capaBarracas.
Before development, Alto Casillas I was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient 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 in order to finance the project. Winds around Barracas are analysed for at least a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows quicker at greater altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most spectacular near the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is altered by topography, surface and limitations.
Generally, the growth of wind speeds with escalating height follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out in order that they don’t affect each other. But micrositing optimizes placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Alto Casillas I are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric current is increased in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Alto Casillas I wind farm
- Name: Alto Casillas I
- Wind turbine PROYECTOS EÓLICOS VALENCIANOS is the special purpose consortium comprising Endesa
- Country: Spain
- State: Castellón
- City: Barracas
- Owner: Onshore