Barns of Ayre wind project was installed in Northern Scotland, UK It was finished in 2013 and is owned by .
It is near Deerness.
See below for data.
For the most part, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
A perfect position for a project like Barns of Ayre might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, with a minimum likelihood of abrupt potent bursts of wind. Additionally, you wouldn’t get a turbine like associated if Barns of Ayre was not built near local demand or transmission capaDeerness.
Before construction, Barns of Ayre was most likely screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Site information around Deerness is a major factor in the development final decision Local winds are often supervised for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps built before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits faster at greater altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more obvious near land and is altered by terrain, surface and limitations.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Northern Scotlands wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, raises 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’re spaced out so they really don’t affect one another. But this might not be the case in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Barns of Ayre are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric current is enhanced 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 each turbine site.
Facts about Barns of Ayre wind farm
- Name: Barns of Ayre
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: 2MW, Units: 6,
- Country: UK
- Developer: Ayrenergy Ltd.
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Deerness