Drone Hill wind project was installed in Southern Scotland, UK It was in fact brought online in 2012 and is owned by Greencoat U.K. Wind PLC.
It is near Berwickshire.
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Typically, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
The best location for something like Drone Hill would be a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine Greencoat U.K. Wind PLC like Greencoat U.K. Wind PLC associated if Drone Hill was not built near local demand or transmission capaBerwickshire.
Before building, Drone Hill was most likely screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. However, Drone Hill wind farm might have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been crucial to determining site potential in order to fund the project. Winds around Berwickshire are evaluated for over a year or so plus the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also have a part to performin a project like Drone Hill. This is due to drag The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic near the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is more distinct near land and is changed by geography, surface and obstructions.
Normally, the increase of wind speeds with raising elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, raises the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing increases placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Drone Hill are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Drone Hill wind farm
- Name: Drone Hill
- Wind turbine Supplier: Neg Micon, Model: NM64/1500, Units: 2,
- Country: UK
- Developer: PI Renewables
- State: Southern Scotland
- City: Berwickshire
- Owner: Greencoat U.K. Wind PLC