Craigengelt Hill wind farm is located in Northern Scotland, UK. It was in fact brought online in 2010 and is owned by .
It is near Stirling.
See below for data.
Generally speaking, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
A great place for a project like Craigengelt Hill would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, having a minimum chance of abrupt powerful bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore access to local requirement or transmission capaStirling.
Before construction, Craigengelt Hill was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction might have been imperative to determining site potential in order to fund the project. Local winds are frequently examined for a year or more, and detailed wind maps created before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits speedier at higher altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and it is more obvious near land and is transformed by terrain, surface and hurdles.
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 height of a turbine, then, enhances the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted 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.
Individual turbines at Craigengelt Hill are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Craigengelt Hill wind farm
- Name: Craigengelt Hill
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E48/800, Units: 1,
- Country: UK
- Developer: GDF SUEZ
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Stirling