Windmill Farms of Bangui
Trip Start Apr 08, 2010
12Trip End Apr 11, 2010
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Corporation to take its share in reducing the emission of harmful
greenhouse gases (GHGs) causing global warming and to accelerate the
rural electrification of the goverment.
In this area, wind mostly comes from the north-east, from the sea
towards the land. To optimize the full benefit of the winds, turbines
are installed along the shore facing the sea effectively removing wind
breaks and achieving a terrain roughness of class 0.
The 'Wind Farm" as it is aptly called consist of 15 wind turbines.
The turbines are on-shore and arranged in a single row spaced 326 meters
apart. The turbines hub height (ground level to center of nacelle -
that part holding the blades) is 70 meters high (roughly equivalent to a
23 storey building), each blade is 41 meters long (just 9 meters shy of
a Olympic sized pool) giving a rotor diameter of 82 meters and a wind
swept area of 5,281 square meters.