Hadyard Hill Wind Farm
|Hadyard Hill Wind Farm|
Hadyard Hill wind farm. Located on the B734 between Old Dailly and Barr.
|Country||Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Location||east of Girvan, South Ayrshire|
|Commission date||March 2006|
|Owner(s)||Scottish & Southern|
|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 Danish 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.
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.
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