Cross Winds wind project was installed in Michigan, USA It was brought online in 2014 and is owned by Consumers Energy.
It is near Tuscola County.
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Typically, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
A perfect destination for a project like Cross Winds would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, with a minimum probability of abrupt potent bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine Consumers Energy like Consumers Energy involved if Cross Winds was not built near local demand or transmission capaTuscola County.
Before development, Cross Winds was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. However, Cross Winds wind farm might have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Site information around Tuscola County would have been a major factor in the ‘development’ final decision Local winds are often checked for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps made before wind generators are set up.
The wind hits speedier at higher altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is impacted by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and it is more pronounced near land and is changed by geography, surface and hurdles.
Sometimes, the growth of wind speeds with raising elevation follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected 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 might not be the way it is in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Cross Winds are interlocked with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that 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 installing of the collector system and substation, and probably roads to each and every turbine site.