Crookston wind project was set up in Minnesota, USA It was brought online in 1987 and is owned by Phoenix Industries.
It is near Crookston.
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Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
An ideal destination for a project like Crookston might have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year long, with a minimum chance of sudden powerful bursts of wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore admittance to local demand or transmission capaCrookston.
Before construction, Crookston was most likely screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. 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 might have been essential to determining site potential as a way to finance the project. Local winds are frequently monitored for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps built before wind generators are installed.
The wind blows speedier at higher altitudes because of the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular near the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is altered by landscape, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds escalating with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This anticipates 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 estimated power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is set between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. However this might not be the case in hilly areas.
Crookston turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this kind of medium-voltage electric current is elevated in voltage with 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 probably access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Crookston wind farm
- Name: Crookston
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E82/2300, Units: 1,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Phoenix Industries
- State: Minnesota
- City: Crookston
- Owner: Phoenix Industries