Blood Hill wind farm

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Blood Hill wind farm
Blood Hill Wind Farm.jpg
Blood Hill Wind Turbines
Blood Hill wind farm is located in England
Blood Hill wind farm
Location of Blood Hill wind farm in England
Country England, United Kingdom
Location Near Hemsby in Norfolk
Coordinates 52°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
Status Operational
Commission date December 1992
Power generation
Units operational 10
Make and model Vestas: V27
Nameplate capacity 2.25 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]

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