Amsterdam-Westpoort wind farm is located in North Holland, The Netherlands. It was finished in 2007 and is owned by .
It is near Amsterdam.
See below for data.
As a rule, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or more.
The very best location for something such as Amsterdam-Westpoort would be a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capaAmsterdam.
Before building, Amsterdam-Westpoort was most likely screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around Amsterdam would have been a major element in the development choice Local winds are often watched for a year or more, and detailed wind maps made before wind generators are set up.
The wind hits faster at greater altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary near the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and it is more evident near land and is transformed by topography, surface and obstacles.
Commonly, the increase 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. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this isn’t necessarily the case in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Amsterdam-Westpoort are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Amsterdam-Westpoort wind farm
- Name: Amsterdam-Westpoort
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V90/3000, Units: 5,
- Country: The Netherlands
- Developer: Nuon Renewables
- State: North Holland
- City: Amsterdam