Boyndie Extension wind project was set up in Northern Scotland, UK It was completed in 2010 and is owned by Falck Renewables.
It is near Aberdeenshire.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
A great destination for a project like Boyndie Extension might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, with a minimum likelihood of abrupt powerful bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admission to local requirement or transmission capaAberdeenshire.
During the planning stages the Boyndie Extension wind farm would’ve been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been vital to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Winds around Aberdeenshire are analysed for over a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits sooner at greater altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is also more evident near land and is transformed by landscape, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This anticipates wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the elevation of a turbine, then, boosts the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted 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 one another. But micrositing increases placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Boyndie Extension turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Boyndie Extension wind farm
- Name: Boyndie Extension
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V90/ 2MW, Units: 5,
- Country: UK
- Developer: Falck Renewables
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Aberdeenshire
- Owner: Falck Renewables