Paraguaná I wind project was set up in Falcón, Venezuela It was brought online in 2014 and is owned by Petróleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA).
It is near Taques.
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Wind farms, as a general rule need wind speeds of 4.5 metres per second or higher.
An ideal location for a project like Paraguaná I would have a near constant flow of non-turbulent wind throughout the year, having a minimum chances of sudden potent bursts of wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is also access to local demand or transmission capaTaques.
Before construction, Paraguaná I was almost certainly screened on the basis of a wind atlas, and validated with wind specifications. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not enough for accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Site data around Taques is a major aspect in the ‘development’ choice Local winds are often watched for a year or more, and detailed wind maps made before wind generators are installed.
Altitude would also have a part to playwithin a project like Paraguaná I. This is because of drag The rise in velocity with altitude is most spectacular at the surface and is impacted by topography, surface roughness, and upwind obstructions such as trees or buildings. Velocity increases with altitude and is also more obvious near land and is transformed by topography, surface and obstacles.
Wind speeds raising with altitude is part of a wind energy law. This predicts wind speed rises with the 7th root of altitude. Doubling the elevation of a turbine, then, raises the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the estimated power by 34%.
In general, a distance of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But this is not always the case in hilly areas.
Paraguaná I turbines are linked via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, this medium-voltage electric energy 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 possibly access roads to each turbine site.
Facts about Paraguaná I wind farm
- Name: Paraguaná I
- Wind turbine Supplier: Nordex, Model: N90/2500, Units: 10,
- Country: Venezuela
- Developer: Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA),
- State: Falcón
- City: Taques
- Owner: Petróleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA)