Benalaz II wind project was set up in Valencia, Spain It was brought online in 2012 and is owned by Acciona.
It is near Enguera.
See below for data.
In most cases, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
The best destination for something similar to Benalaz II is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capaEnguera.
Before development, Benalaz II was probably screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Benalaz II wind farm would have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been important to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Local winds are frequently examined for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps constructed before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits sooner at greater altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is also more obvious near land and is altered by terrain, surface and limitations.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Valencias wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, increases the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so they don’t affect one another. However this is not always the situation in hilly areas.
Benalaz II turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric current is increased in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Benalaz II wind farm
- Name: Benalaz II
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E-82/2.0 MW, Units: 17,
- Country: Spain
- Developer: Acciona
- State: Valencia
- City: Enguera
- Owner: Acciona