Blood Hill wind farm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Blood Hill wind farm
Blood Hill Wind Farm.jpg
Blood Hill Wind Turbines
CountryEngland, United Kingdom
LocationNear Hemsby in Norfolk
Coordinates52°42′43″N 1°40′1″E / 52.71194°N 1.66694°E / 52.71194; 1.66694Coordinates: 52°42′43″N 1°40′1″E / 52.71194°N 1.66694°E / 52.71194; 1.66694
Commission dateDecember 1992
Power generation
Units operational10
Make and modelVestas: V27
Nameplate capacity2.25 MW

Blood Hill is a wind farm near Hemsby in Norfolk, England. It is the smallest windfarm owned by E.ON; taking up 3 hectares.[1] It has a nameplate capacity of 2.25MW which is enough to power 1000 homes at peak. There are 10 Vestas V27-225 kW[2] turbines which are 30 metres tall and stand on top of Blood Hill. They are visible from the villages of Hemsby and Winterton-on-Sea. Blood Hill began operating in December 1992 and was one of the first windfarms in the United Kingdom.

In 2000 a much larger 65m 1.5MW Ecotricity turbine was built adjacent to the site.[3]

In 2015 a repowering of the site saw the original 10 turbines replaced with 2 two Turbowind T400 wind turbines.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ E.ON UK - Blood Hill Archived April 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Blood Hill windfarm, United-Kingdom". Windpower database. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Great Yarmouth Borough Council". Retrieved 2017-01-20.