An Suidhe wind farm is situated in Northern Scotland, UK. It was completed in 2011 and is owned by RWE Group, Green GECCO GmbH & Co. KG.
It is near Argyll and Bute.
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Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
A great destination for a project like An Suidhe could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, with a minimum likelihood of sudden powerful bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is moreover admission to local requirement or transmission capaArgyll and Bute.
Before construction, An Suidhe was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. However, An Suidhe wind farm might have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction might have been essential to determining site potential to be able to fund the project. Winds around Argyll and Bute are evaluated for over a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows more rapidly at higher altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most remarkable near the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more distinct near land and is changed by landscape, surface and limitations.
Almost always, the growth of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the elevation of a turbine, then, boosts the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected 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. But micrositing maximizes placement, specifically in hilly areas.
An Suidhe turbines are related via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric current is increased in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about An Suidhe wind farm
- Name: An Suidhe
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E-44 / 900 kW, Units: 23,
- Country: UK
- Developer: RWE Group
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Argyll and Bute
- Owner: RWE Group, Green GECCO GmbH & Co. KG