Eclipse wind project was installed in Iowa, USA It was in fact brought online in 2012 and is owned by MidAmerican Energy.
It is near in Guthrie and Audubon counties.
See below for data.
Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or more.
The very best destination for something like Eclipse would be a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. Additionally, you would not get a turbine MidAmerican Energy like MidAmerican Energy involved if Eclipse was not built near local demand or transmission capain Guthrie and Audubon counties.
Before building, Eclipse was probably screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not sufficient for precise siting of a large wind power project.
Assortment of site-specific data for wind speed and direction would have been vital to determining site potential to be able to finance the project. Winds around in Guthrie and Audubon counties are examined for at least a year or so plus the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind hits quicker at higher altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The surge in velocity with altitude is most dramatic at the surface and is impacted by geography, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and it is more pronounced near land and is changed by topography, surface and limitations.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This forecasts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, increases the expected 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. But micrositing increases placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Individual turbines at Eclipse are connected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network.
At a substation, this particular medium-voltage electric energy is increased in voltage using a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. Construction of a land-based wind farm requires setting up the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Eclipse wind farm
- Name: Eclipse
- Wind turbine Supplier: General Electric, Model: 1.6-100 , Units: 68,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Clipper Windpower, MidAmerican Wind
- State: Iowa
- City: in Guthrie and Audubon counties
- Owner: MidAmerican Energy