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.
Hadyard Hill Wind Farm is located in Scotland
Hadyard Hill Wind Farm
Location of Hadyard Hill Wind Farm in Scotland
Country United Kingdom, Scotland
Location 5 miles 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
Power generation
Primary fuel Wind
Units operational 52 x 2.3 MW
Make and model Siemens Wind Power
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 Danish wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 megawatts (MW) of power, giving a total output of 130 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]

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  1. ^ a b c Hadyard Hill Wind Farm