Dillon wind farm is located in California, USA. It was created in 2008 and is owned by Iberdrola.
It is near .
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In most cases, economic wind machines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or bigger.
The best location for something such as Dillon is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An important factor of turbine siting is furthermore admittance to local demand or transmission capa.
During the planning stages the Dillon wind farm would’ve been checked and validated through wind measurements. However, Dillon wind farm might have needed more than just meteorological data and measurements.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been crucial to determining site potential as a way to fund the project. Local winds are often monitored for a year or more, and comprehensive wind maps created before wind generators are installed.
The wind hits swifter at greater altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is affected by geography, surface roughness, and upwind limitations such as trees or buildings. Velocity rises with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is changed by landscape, surface and hurdles.
Wind speeds increasing with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Increasing the altitude of a turbine, then, raises 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 about between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing increases placement, specifically in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Dillon are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric current is elevated in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Building of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Dillon wind farm
- Name: Dillon
- Wind turbine Supplier: Neg Micon, Model: 0.107945205479452MW, Units: 109,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Iberdrola
- State: California
- Owner: Iberdrola