Cruivie Farm wind farm is located in Southern Scotland, UK. It was created in 2013 and is owned by .
It is near Fife.
See below for data.
In most cases, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
A perfect destination for a project like Cruivie Farm might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, with a minimum chance of abrupt effective bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore access to local demand or transmission capaFife.
During the planning stages the Cruivie Farm wind farm would have been checked and authenticated 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 might have been important to determining site potential to be able to fund the project. Local winds are frequently checked for a year or more, and detailed wind maps built before wind generators are set up.
The wind blows faster at higher altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is also more distinct near land and is transformed by geography, surface and obstructions.
Generally, the growth of wind speeds with increasing height follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing optimizes placement, specially in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Cruivie Farm are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric current is enhanced in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and perhaps access roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Cruivie Farm wind farm
- Name: Cruivie Farm
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V90_3000kW, Units: 2,
- Country: UK
- Developer: Lomond Energy
- State: Southern Scotland
- City: Fife