Bicker Fen wind project was installed in Eastern England, UK It was in fact brought online in 2008 and is owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, EDF Energy.
It is near Lincolnshire.
See below for data.
For the most part, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or higher.
An ideal place for a project like Bicker Fen would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, having a minimum probability of sudden potent bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is moreover admittance to local demand or transmission capaLincolnshire.
Before development, Bicker Fen was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Site information around Lincolnshire is a major aspect in the ‘development’ decision Winds around Lincolnshire are examined for over a year or so plus the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits faster at higher altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is also more obvious near land and is changed by landscape, surface and limitations.
Usually, the rise of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, raises the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this might not be the case in hilly areas.
Bicker Fen turbines are related 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. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Bicker Fen wind farm
- Name: Bicker Fen
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E82- 2.3MW, Units: 16,
- Country: UK
- Developer: EDF Energies Nouvelles, EDF Energy, Wind Prospect
- State: Eastern England
- City: Lincolnshire
- Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles, EDF Energy