Curryfree wind farm is located in Northern Ireland, UK. It was in fact brought online in 2011 and is owned by ESB.
It is near south of Londonderry city, Co. Londonderry.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The very best location for something like Curryfree is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also access to local requirement or transmission capasouth of Londonderry city, Co. Londonderry.
During the planning stages the Curryfree wind farm would have been checked and endorsed through wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been essential to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Local winds are frequently supervised for a year or more, and detailed wind maps built before wind generators are set up.
The wind blows more quickly at higher altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more obvious near land and is altered by terrain, surface and hurdles.
Commonly, the increase of wind speeds with increasing height follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this is not always the way it is in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Curryfree 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 elevated 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 and every turbine site.
Facts about Curryfree wind farm
- Name: Curryfree
- Wind turbine Supplier: Siemens, Model: S82/2300, Units: 8,
- Country: UK
- Developer: B9 Energy, RES Group
- State: Northern Ireland
- City: south of Londonderry city, Co. Londonderry
- Owner: ESB