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Wind farm cables

Wind is generated when temperature and pressure differences in air masses cause air to move. Wind power is based on converting kinetic energy in air currents into electrical energy. In addition to being a form of renewable energy, it creates no emissions in the air, soil or water.

The areas best suited for wind power production include coastlines, offshore areas, hills and various inland environments. When it comes to investments, constructing a wind farm on dry land, both along the coast and inland, is considerably more efficient than placing the site on waters (near-shore and offshore) or on islands. Dryrex and Rekoclean, Finnish-made power cables by Reka Cable, provide a reliable solution for these kinds of dry land applications.

Dryrex products are medium-voltage cables especially well-suited for use in wind farm energy transfer networks. They can be installed directly into the ground both on the shoreline and on terracing protruding outwards from the shore. Dryrex cables can also be used in repeatedly and continuously wet soil.

Reka Cables has several years of experience in vertical cables installed in wind turbine towers. The halogen-free and flame-retardant power cables in our Rekoclean product range are an economical and tried-and-true solution for all kinds of wind farms, including those intended for the challenging Nordic environments.

The internal network cabling within a wind farm typically consists of ground cables. The cables connect the individual turbines together and allows electricity to be transferred to a local or national distribution network. A typical wind farm includes cables for electricity and data transfer, a substation and possibly a high voltage line for connecting the farm to the national grid.