Casselman wind project was installed in Pennsylvania, USA It was finished in 2007 and is owned by Iberdrola.
It is near Somerset County.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule demand wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The best destination for something like Casselman is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore admission to local demand or transmission capaSomerset County.
Before building, Casselman was probably screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not adequate for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been crucial to determining site potential in order to fund the project. Local winds are frequently supervised for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps built before wind generators are set up.
Altitude would also have a part to performwithin a project like Casselman. This is due to drag The surge in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more obvious near land and is altered by topography, surface and obstacles.
Typically, the growth of wind speeds with escalating height follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
In general, a range 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 situation in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Casselman are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, it medium-voltage electric energy is enhanced in voltage using 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 probably roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Casselman wind farm
- Name: Casselman
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V44 -600kW, Units: 2,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Iberdrola
- State: Pennsylvania
- City: Somerset County
- Owner: Iberdrola