Askam wind project was installed in North West England, UK It was in fact brought online in 1999 and is owned by E.ON.
It is near Cumbria.
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As a general rule, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or higher.
An ideal destination for a project like Askam would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, having a minimum likelihood of abrupt powerful bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine E.ON like E.ON involved if Askam was not built near local demand or transmission capaCumbria.
During the planning stages the Askam wind farm would have been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around Cumbria is a major factor in the ‘development’ final decision Winds around Cumbria are evaluated for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits quicker at higher altitudes because of the reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more distinct near land and is transformed by geography, surface and obstacles.
Generally, the growth of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, increases the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out to make sure they don’t affect one another. But micrositing optimizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Askam are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to every turbine site.