Coal Clough Wind Farm

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Coal Clough Wind Farm
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Coal Clough Wind Farm
Coal Clough Wind Farm is located in Lancashire
Coal Clough Wind Farm
Location of Coal Clough Wind Farm
Coal Clough Wind Farm is located in the Borough of Burnley
Coal Clough Wind Farm
Coal Clough Wind Farm (the Borough of Burnley)
Country England, United Kingdom
Location Burnley, Lancashire, North West England
Coordinates 53°44′56″N 2°09′07″W / 53.749°N 2.152°W / 53.749; -2.152Coordinates: 53°44′56″N 2°09′07″W / 53.749°N 2.152°W / 53.749; -2.152
Commission date 9 December 1992
Owner(s) Scottish Power
Wind farm
Avg. site elevation 365 metres (1,198 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 24 x 0.4 MW
Make and model Vestas: WD34
Nameplate capacity 9.6 MW

Coal Clough Wind Farm is one of the oldest onshore wind farms in England. The wind farm, which was built for Scottish Power, currently produces electricity from 24 Vestas WD34 wind turbines. It has a total nameplate capacity of 9.6 MW of electricity,[1] enough to serve the average needs of 5,500 homes. It is situated near Burnley, Lancashire in the parish of Cliviger, near Coal Clough Farm, on the edge of Stiperden Moor in the South Pennines. For just a few weeks it was the largest wind farm in the UK, until the much larger Penrhyddlan and Llidiartywaun wind farms (now called Llandinam) in Powys, Wales overtook it. It narrowly remained the largest in England until Coldham opened in Cambridgeshire in November 2005, the record is currently held by Scout Moor Wind Farm just 7 miles (11 km) to the south west. In 2009 Scottish Power announced plans to replace the existing turbines with eight 2 MW units with an estimated maximum height 110 metres (361 ft).[2]

Specifications [3]
Manufacturer Vestas
Model WD34
Tower height 30 metres (98 ft)
Blade length 16.8 metres (55 ft)
Total maximum height 46.8 metres (154 ft)
Turbine weight
Maximum turbine effect 0.4 megawatts (540 hp)
Installed turbines 24
Total nameplate capacity (maximum output) 9.6 megawatts (12,900 hp)
Electricity generated per annum 24,000 MW⋅h (86 TJ)
Capacity factor 28.5%


  1. ^ RES Archived 2010-09-20 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 2010
  2. ^ Scottish Power leaflet Accessed 2010
  3. ^ Accessed 2010
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