Hitra Wind Farm

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Hitra Wind Farm
View of the farm on top of the mountain
Official nameHitra vindpark
LocationHitra, Trøndelag
Coordinates63°32′31″N 08°45′32″E / 63.54194°N 8.75889°E / 63.54194; 8.75889Coordinates: 63°32′31″N 08°45′32″E / 63.54194°N 8.75889°E / 63.54194; 8.75889
Construction beganJuly 2003
Commission dateOctober 14, 2004 (2004-10-14)
Construction cost450 million kr
Wind farm
Hub height70 m (230 ft)
Rotor diameter82.4 m (270 ft)
Site elevation300 m (984 ft)
Power generation
Units operational24 x 2.3 MW
Nameplate capacity55.2 MW
Capacity factor31.0%
Annual net output150 GW·h


Hitra Wind Farm is a 24-turbine wind farm located in the municipality of Hitra in Trøndelag county, Norway and operated by Statkraft. The farm is located on top of the Elsfjellet plateau in the central part of the island of Hitra, just 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the village of Straum and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of Sandstad. Until the expansion of the Smøla Wind Farm in 2005, Hitra was the largest wind farm in the country and had total cost of 450 million kr.

Each of the 24 wind turbines can produce 2.3 megawatts (3,100 hp) of power for a maximum generated power of 55 megawatts (74,000 hp) and an annual production of 150 gigawatt-hours (540 TJ) for the whole farm. The farm was opened on 14 October 2004.[2]

The Fosen Vind 1 gigawatt (1,300,000 hp) wind farm complex will include the nearby Hitra 2 wind farm.

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  1. ^ Statkraft. "Hitra vindpark" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  2. ^ Statkraft. "Hitra vindpark" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2007-11-07.