Brazos Wind Ranch wind project was set up in Texas, USA It was created in 2004 and is owned by Shell WindEnergy, Mitsui Bank.
It is near south of Lubbock.
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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 Brazos Wind Ranch would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind year round, having a minimum probability of sudden potent bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is also admittance to local requirement or transmission capasouth of Lubbock.
During the planning stages the Brazos Wind Ranch wind farm would’ve been checked and authenticated through wind measurements. However, Brazos Wind Ranch wind farm might have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been vital to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Local winds are frequently checked for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps constructed before wind generators are set up.
The wind blows swifter at higher altitudes as a result of reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most remarkable at the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more obvious near land and is transformed by topography, surface and hurdles.
Ordinarily, the rise of wind speeds with increasing height follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the height of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this may not be the situation in hilly areas.
Brazos Wind Ranch turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric current is enhanced in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and perhaps access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Brazos Wind Ranch wind farm
- Name: Brazos Wind Ranch
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V112/3000, Units: 1,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Cielo Wind Power, Orion Energy
- State: Texas
- City: south of Lubbock
- Owner: Shell WindEnergy, Mitsui Bank