Curragh Road 1 wind farm is located in Northern Ireland, UK. It was created in 2013 and is owned by .
It is near Maghera.
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Typically, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or bigger.
The very best destination for something like Curragh Road 1 is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is moreover admission to local demand or transmission capaMaghera.
During the planning stages the Curragh Road 1 wind farm would have been checked and validated through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for exact siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been vital to determining site potential to be able to fund the project. Winds around Maghera are analysed for over a year or so plus the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also possess a part to playwithin a project like Curragh Road 1. This is because of drag The increase in velocity with altitude is most extraordinary close to the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and it is more obvious near land and is altered by terrain, surface and obstructions.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Northern Irelands wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, enhances the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing optimizes placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Curragh Road 1 are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric current is enhanced in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each turbine site.