Crosswinds wind farm is located in Iowa, USA. It was created in 2007 and is owned by Community Wind, Edison Mission Group.
It is near Palo Alto County.
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Wind farms, as a general rule require wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The very best location for something like Crosswinds is a steady availability of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore admission to local demand or transmission capaPalo Alto County.
During the planning stages the Crosswinds wind farm would’ve been checked and confirmed through wind measurements. However, Crosswinds wind farm would have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction could have been imperative to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Winds around Palo Alto County are analysed for at least a year or so alongside the development of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows more rapidly at higher altitudes as a result of reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most spectacular near the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more distinct near land and is altered by geography, surface and hurdles.
Sometimes, the growth of wind speeds with growing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which forecasts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, raises the expected wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they are spaced out to make sure they don’t affect each other. However this is not always the case in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Crosswinds are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and perhaps roads to each and every turbine site.