Glossary

Windfarm

A cluster of a number of wind turbines organised in rows to form an array for production of electricity is known as a windfarm. Individual turbines are interconnected with a medium voltage (usually 34.5 kV) power collection system and communications network. At a substation, the voltage is stepped up with a transformer for connection to the high voltage transmission system. A large wind farm may consist of a few dozen to several hundred individual wind turbines, and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles (square kilometers), but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm may be located off-shore to take advantage of strong winds blowing over the surface of an ocean or lake.

 
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