Auchnotroch Farm wind project was set up in Southern Scotland, UK It was created in 2013 and is owned by .
It is near Auchenheath.
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Typically, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
The very best location for something such as Auchnotroch Farm is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is moreover admission to local requirement or transmission capaAuchenheath.
Before construction, Auchnotroch Farm was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Auchnotroch Farm wind farm might have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been vital to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Winds around Auchenheath are analysed for at least a year or so alongside the creation 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 at the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is altered by topography, surface and hurdles.
Ordinarily, the rise of wind speeds with escalating elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, increases the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected 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. However this may not be the situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Auchnotroch Farm are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is elevated in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to each turbine site.