Balloo Wood wind project was installed in Northern Ireland, UK It was brought online in 2008 and is owned by .
It is near northeast of Balloo wood, Bangor, County Down.
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Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
A perfect location for a project like Balloo Wood would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, having a minimum chances of abrupt potent bursts of wind. Additionally, you wouldn’t get a turbine like involved if Balloo Wood was not built near local demand or transmission capanortheast of Balloo wood, Bangor, County Down.
Before construction, Balloo Wood was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction might have been important to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Local winds are frequently supervised for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps built before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits quicker at greater altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary near the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and is also more evident near land and is changed by topography, surface and obstacles.
Typically, the growth of wind speeds with increasing height 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, boosts the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so they really don’t affect each other. But micrositing optimizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Balloo Wood turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to each and every turbine site.