Hadyard Hill Wind Farm

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Hadyard Hill Wind Farm
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Hadyard Hill wind farm. Located on the B734 between Old Dailly and Barr.
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
Location east of Girvan, South Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°14′45″N 04°43′23″W / 55.24583°N 4.72306°W / 55.24583; -4.72306Coordinates: 55°14′45″N 04°43′23″W / 55.24583°N 4.72306°W / 55.24583; -4.72306
Status Operational
Commission date March 2006
Owner(s) Scottish & Southern
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Power generation
Units operational 52 x 2.3 MW
Make and model Bonus 2.3MW turbines
Nameplate capacity 130 MW

Hadyard Hill Wind Farm is located in Carrick district of South Ayrshire. Costing £85 million, the wind farm consists of 52 three-bladed Vestas wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 megawatts (MW) of power, giving a total output of 120 MW. This was Britain's most powerful wind farm when it was commissioned in March 2006.[1]

The diameter of the blades is 80 metres (262 feet) and each turbine is mounted on tubular steel towers. The wind farm includes three permanent 60 metres (197-feet) high anemometer towers to monitor wind speeds, and is connected by a high-voltage overhead transmission line, which connects to the national electricity network at Maybole.[1]

The farm is operated by Scottish and Southern Energy Generation Ltd.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Hadyard Hill Wind Farm


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