Delabole wind farm

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Delabole wind farm
The Delabole wind farm - geograph.org.uk - 216985.jpg
Country England
Location Cornwall
Status Operating
Commission date 1991
Operator(s) Good Energy[1]
Power generation
Units operational 4

The Delabole wind farm is a wind farm located in Delabole, Cornwall, England. It was the first commercial wind farm constructed in the UK.[1]

The farm was first proposed in 1989, and was opened in 1991.[1][2] For its first two decades, it operated ten wind turbines, built by Vestas.[2] In February 2011, an £11.8 million rebuilding of the facility was completed, which replaced the original ten with four new turbines, which are larger than the original ones.[1][3] After the rebuilding, the facility has a potential power output of 9.2 megawatts,[1][4] an increase from the original four megawatt output.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Chris Huhne reopens Cornwall's Delabole wind farm". BBC News Online. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Delabole". This is North Cornwall. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Delabole wind farm is redeveloped". BBC. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Delabole Wind Farm Repower". Variable Pitch. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 50°37′59″N 4°42′29″W / 50.633°N 4.708°W / 50.633; -4.708