Friday, November 30, 2012

Notes - Wind Farm Development

The following notes are taken from Wind Turbine Technology by Ahmad Hemami.
  • wind farm sometimes called wind park
    • equivalent of power plant
    • area with large number of turbines
  • have to scope area collect wind data
    • metrological data
      • met tower to collect data, vary in height form 10-70m
      • studies roughly around 3 years unless historical data can be drawn
    • verify transmission line
    • coordinate with local authorities
    • perform soil studies to ensure foundation engineering
  • due to cost of studies often built with tax breaks

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