Bettyhill wind project was installed in Northern Scotland, UK It was brought online in 2013 and is owned by .
It is near Bettyhill.
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Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best destination for something such as Bettyhill is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore admittance to local requirement or transmission capaBettyhill.
Before construction, Bettyhill was almost certainly screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been important to determining site potential as a way to finance the project. Winds around Bettyhill are evaluated for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also have a part to playin a project like Bettyhill. This is because of drag The rise in velocity with altitude is most dramatic close to the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is more evident near land and is altered by topography, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds increasing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing maximizes placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Bettyhill turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this 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 installation of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Bettyhill wind farm
- Name: Bettyhill
- Wind turbine Supplier: Suzlon Energy, Model: 2.1MW, Units: 2,
- Country: UK
- Developer: North British Wind Power
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Bettyhill