Colladillo wind farm is located in Ávila, Spain. It was finished in 2010 and is owned by .
It is near Valdecasa, Narrillos del Rebollar and Balbarda.
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Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
An ideal position for a project like Colladillo might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, with a minimum chance of abrupt effective bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capaValdecasa, Narrillos del Rebollar and Balbarda.
During the planning stages the Colladillo wind farm would have been checked and validated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been crucial to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Winds around Valdecasa, Narrillos del Rebollar and Balbarda are evaluated for over a year or so plus the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows swifter at greater altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and is also more distinct near land and is transformed by topography, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This predicts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts 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’re spaced out in order that they don’t affect one another. But micrositing maximizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Colladillo turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is enhanced in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Colladillo wind farm
- Name: Colladillo
- Wind turbine Supplier: Gamesa, Model: MADE AE61-1.3MW, Units: 23,
- Country: Spain
- Developer: EDP Renovaveis
- State: Ávila
- City: Valdecasa, Narrillos del Rebollar and Balbarda