Braddocks Farm wind farm is located in Central England, UK. It was completed in 2014 and is owned by .
It is near Blithbury Road, Hamstall, Ridware, Rugeley.
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As a rule, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
The best location for a project like Braddocks Farm could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, having a minimum probability of sudden powerful bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine like included if Braddocks Farm was not built near local demand or transmission capaBlithbury Road, Hamstall, Ridware, Rugeley.
During the planning stages the Braddocks Farm wind farm would’ve been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. However, Braddocks Farm wind farm would have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
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 Blithbury Road, Hamstall, Ridware, Rugeley are evaluated for over a year or so plus the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also have a part to performwithin a project like Braddocks Farm. This is because of drag The boost in velocity with altitude is most remarkable near the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity boosts with altitude and is more obvious near land and is transformed by landscape, surface and limitations.
Wind speeds growing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Central Englands wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, enhances the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so that they don’t affect one another. However this isn’t necessarily the situation in hilly areas.
Braddocks Farm turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and perhaps access roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Braddocks Farm wind farm
- Name: Braddocks Farm
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E82/2300, Units: 1,
- Country: UK
- Developer: Private Landowner
- State: Central England
- City: Blithbury Road, Hamstall, Ridware, Rugeley