Barrow wind farm is situated in Irish Sea, UK. It was completed in 2006 and is owned by DONG Energy.
It is near 7.5 km off Barrow-In-Furness, seven miles off Walney.
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Generally speaking, economic wind power generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
A perfect place for a project like Barrow might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, having a minimum likelihood of abrupt effective bursts of wind. Additionally, you wouldn’t get a turbine DONG Energy like DONG Energy involved if Barrow was not built near local demand or transmission capa7.5 km off Barrow-In-Furness, seven miles off Walney.
Before construction, Barrow 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 accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been essential to determining site potential in order to finance the project. Local winds are often monitored for a year or more, and detailed wind maps built before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows more rapidly at greater altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is also more obvious near land and is altered by topography, surface and obstructions.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This predicts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they’re spaced out so that they don’t affect each other. But this isn’t necessarily the situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Barrow are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Barrow wind farm
- Name: Barrow
- Wind turbine Supplier: Sinovel Wind, Model: SL1500/82- 1.5MW, Units: 23,
- Country: UK
- Developer: DONG Energy, Centrica
- State: Irish Sea
- City: 7.5 km off Barrow-In-Furness, seven miles off Walney
- Owner: DONG Energy