Cowboy wind project was installed in Oklahoma, USA It was finished in 2012 and is owned by NextEra Energy.
It is near Blackwell.
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Typically, economic wind power generators require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or higher.
The best location for a project like Cowboy could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, having a minimum probability of sudden potent bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore access to local requirement or transmission capaBlackwell.
Before construction, Cowboy was probably screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. However, Cowboy wind farm would have needed more than merely meteorological data and measurements.
Collection of site-specific data for wind speed and direction might have been vital to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Winds around Blackwell are analysed for at least a year or so plus the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
Altitude would also have a part to playin a project like Cowboy. This is because of drag The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular close to the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind obstacles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is more distinct near land and is altered by terrain, surface and obstructions.
Almost always, the growth of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the elevation of a turbine, then, boosts the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the anticipated power by 34%.
In general, a range of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this may not be the way it is in hilly areas.
Cowboy turbines are related via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric current is improved in voltage using a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and possibly access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Cowboy wind farm
- Name: Cowboy
- Wind turbine Supplier: Vestas Wind Systems, Model: V80/2MW, Units: 9,
- Country: USA
- Developer: OwnEnergy, NextEra Energy
- State: Oklahoma
- City: Blackwell
- Owner: NextEra Energy