Castle Pill wind project was installed in Wales, UK It was finished in 2009 and is owned by .
It is near Castle Pill Farm in Steynton, along the road from Milford Haven to Waterston, Pembrokeshire.
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Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
A great place for a project like Castle Pill might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, having a minimum likelihood of abrupt effective bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine like included if Castle Pill was not built near local demand or transmission capaCastle Pill Farm in Steynton, along the road from Milford Haven to Waterston, Pembrokeshire.
During the planning stages the Castle Pill wind farm would have been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for correct siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been essential to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Local winds are frequently watched for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps created before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows more rapidly at greater altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most remarkable at the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more distinct near land and is changed by topography, surface and obstructions.
Usually, the rise of wind speeds with escalating height follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the height of a turbine, then, increases the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this might not be the way it is in hilly areas.
Castle Pill turbines are related via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric current is enhanced 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 each turbine site.
Facts about Castle Pill wind farm
- Name: Castle Pill
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V80/2000, Units: 20,
- Country: UK
- Developer: Infinergy
- State: Wales
- City: Castle Pill Farm in Steynton, along the road from Milford Haven to Waterston, Pembrokeshire