Edinbane wind project was set up in Northern Scotland, UK It was completed in 2010 and is owned by Vattenfall.
It is near Skye.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best position for a project like Edinbane could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, with a minimum chances of abrupt potent bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore access to local requirement or transmission capaSkye.
During the planning stages the Edinbane wind farm would’ve been checked and validated through wind measurements. However, Edinbane wind farm would have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
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. Local winds are frequently supervised for a year or more, and detailed wind maps created before wind generators are set up.
Altitude would also have a part to playin a project like Edinbane. This is due to drag The rise in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and it is more pronounced near land and is changed by landscape, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This anticipates wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, boosts the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is defined between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this isn’t necessarily the way it is in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Edinbane are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is enhanced in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Edinbane wind farm
- Name: Edinbane
- Wind turbine Supplier: Nordex, Model: N100/2500, Units: 12,
- Country: UK
- Developer: Vattenfall
- State: Northern Scotland
- City: Skye
- Owner: Vattenfall