Bear Creek (Iberdrola) wind project was installed in Pennsylvania, USA It was completed in 2006 and is owned by Babcock & Brown.
It is near near Bear Creek.
See below for data.
As a general rule, economic wind generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or higher.
The best destination for something such as Bear Creek (Iberdrola) would be a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capanear Bear Creek.
During the planning stages the Bear Creek (Iberdrola) wind farm would have been checked and endorsed through wind measurements. However, Bear Creek (Iberdrola) wind farm would have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been vital to determining site potential in order to finance the project. Winds around near Bear Creek are examined for over a year or so plus the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows swifter at higher altitudes because of the reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more evident near land and is changed by topography, surface and obstructions.
Wind speeds growing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, enhances the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this isn’t necessarily the case in hilly areas.
Bear Creek (Iberdrola) turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric current is increased in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installation of the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Bear Creek (Iberdrola) wind farm
- Name: Bear Creek (Iberdrola)
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V52/850, Units: 3,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Iberdrola
- State: Pennsylvania
- City: near Bear Creek
- Owner: Babcock & Brown