Dry Lake Phase I wind project was set up in Arizona, USA It was created in 2009 and is owned by Iberdrola.
It is near Near to Snowflake.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule call for wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
A perfect position for a project like Dry Lake Phase I could have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind all year round, with a minimum likelihood of sudden potent bursts of wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine Iberdrola like Iberdrola involved if Dry Lake Phase I was not built near local demand or transmission capaNear to Snowflake.
Before building, Dry Lake Phase I was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around Near to Snowflake is a major factor in the ‘development’ conclusion Winds around Near to Snowflake are examined for over a year or so alongside the creation of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows more quickly at greater altitudes due to the reduced effect of drag. The boost in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is affected by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more distinct near land and is changed by landscape, surface and limitations.
Sometimes, the increase of wind speeds with increasing elevation follows a wind profile power law, which predicts that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Increasing the height of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the predicted power by 34%.
The distance of 7x Rotor Diameter is placed between each turbine, ie they’re spaced out so that they don’t affect one another. But this isn’t necessarily the case in hilly areas.
Dry Lake Phase I turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and possibly roads to every turbine site.