Hitra Wind Farm

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Hitra Wind Farm
View of the farm on top of the mountain
Hitra Wind Farm is located in Sør-Trøndelag
Hitra Wind Farm
Location of the park
Official name Hitra vindpark
Country Norway
Location Hitra, Sør-Trøndelag
Coordinates 63°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
Status Operational
Construction began July 2003
Commission date October 14, 2004 (2004-10-14)
Construction cost 450 million kr
Owner(s) Statkraft
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Avg. site elevation 300 m (984 ft)
Site usage Mountain plateau
Hub height 70 m (230 ft)
Rotor diameter 82.4 m (270 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 24 x 2.3 MW
Nameplate capacity 55.2 MW
Capacity factor 31.0%
Annual output 150 GW·h

Hitra Wind Farm is a 24 turbine wind farm located in the municipality of Hitra in Sør-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 MW of power for a maximum generated power of 55 MW and an annual production of 150 GWh for the whole farm. The farm was opened on 14 October 2004.[2]

The Fosen Vind 1 GW 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.