Caracoles II wind farm is located in Maldonado, Uruguay. It was in fact brought online in 2008 and is owned by Uruguay Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones (UTE).
It is near Sierra de los Caracoles.
See below for data.
In most cases, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or greater.
A perfect destination for a project like Caracoles II could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, with a minimum probability of sudden potent bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capaSierra de los Caracoles.
Before building, Caracoles II was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Caracoles II wind farm might have needed more than simply meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Sierra de los Caracoles is a major factor in the development choice Winds around Sierra de los Caracoles are examined for over a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits more rapidly at greater altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The increase in velocity with altitude is most dramatic close to the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is more evident near land and is changed by landscape, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This Maldonados wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the altitude of a turbine, then, enhances the anticipated wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out so they really don’t affect one another. But this isn’t necessarily the situation in hilly areas.
Caracoles II turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric current is elevated 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 access roads to each and every turbine site.
Facts about Caracoles II wind farm
- Name: Caracoles II
- Wind turbine Supplier: General Electric, Model: GE1.5sle, Units: 195,
- Country: Uruguay
- Developer: Ingeniería Emanuale Cambilargiu
- State: Maldonado
- City: Sierra de los Caracoles
- Owner: Uruguay Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones (UTE)