Drumderg wind farm is located in Northern Scotland, UK. It was in fact brought online in 2008 and is owned by .
It is near Perth & Kinross.
See below for data.
Typically, economic wind power generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
The best location for something such as Drumderg is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is moreover admission to local demand or transmission capaPerth & Kinross.
During the planning stages the Drumderg wind farm would’ve been checked and endorsed through wind measurements. However, Drumderg wind farm would have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been important to determining site potential in order to finance the project. Winds around Perth & Kinross are analysed for at least a year or so alongside the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows speedier at greater altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most dramatic close to the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is more distinct near land and is changed by landscape, surface and obstructions.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the expected 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 is not always the way it is in hilly areas.
Drumderg turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Drumderg wind farm
- Name: Drumderg
- Wind turbine Supplier: Nordtank, Model: NTK600/43, Units: 28,
- Country: UK
- Developer: SSE
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Perth & Kinross