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Site development costs for wind farm sites

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Abstract

A review has been made of the machines likely to be used in the construction of wind farms. The layout of wind farms of nominal installed capacities ranging from 1MW to 20MW using machines of power output between 150kW and 3200kW at spacings of 10 and 20 times rotor diameter have been considered. Electrical power collection arrangements for machines generating at appropriate voltages have been proposed together with the transmission of the power generated to the bulk transmission system. The civil engineering and building works necessary for farm development have been considered and proposals made for these. A review of likely foundation conditions in the United Kingdom has been made together with proposals for unpiled and piled foundations for the range of machine sizes considered. Costs have been established for the electrical, civil engineering and building works for farms for various nominal installed capacity using machines of different sizes. A method of establishing a budgetary estimate of the site development costs for a wind farm of given capacity using different machine sizes anywhere in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, has been put forward. The budgetary estimates so determined should always be confirmed when site specific data is to hand.  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETSU-WN-5092
Reference Number:
SCA: 170602; PA: GB-92:053413; SN: 93000926066
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; COST; HORIZONTAL AXIS TURBINES; VERTICAL AXIS TURBINES; ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING; CIVIL ENGINEERING; SITE SELECTION; GEOLOGY; FOUNDATIONS; BUILDINGS; 170602; TURBINE DESIGN AND OPERATION
OSTI ID:
10117331
Research Organizations:
Atkins (W.S.) Consultants, Epsom (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93759148; TRN: GB9253413
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
91 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Steadman, M J. Site development costs for wind farm sites. United Kingdom: N. p., 1992. Web.
Steadman, M J. Site development costs for wind farm sites. United Kingdom.
Steadman, M J. 1992. "Site development costs for wind farm sites." United Kingdom.
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place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
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