Cerro de la Punta wind farm is situated in Albacete, Spain. It was brought online in 2000 and is owned by Iberdrola.
It is near Higueruela.
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Wind farms, as a general rule demand wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
An ideal location for a project like Cerro de la Punta could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, with a minimum likelihood of abrupt effective bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is moreover admittance to local demand or transmission capaHigueruela.
During the planning stages the Cerro de la Punta wind farm would have been checked and validated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around Higueruela would have been a major aspect in the development choice Winds around Higueruela are analysed for at least a year or so plus the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also have a part to performin a project like Cerro de la Punta. This is because of drag The surge in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary near the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more obvious near land and is changed by landscape, surface and limitations.
Almost always, the rise of wind speeds with growing 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, raises the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this is not always the situation in hilly areas.
Cerro de la Punta turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it 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 installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each turbine site.