NT2847 : Bowbeat wind farm, Moorfoot Hills

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Bowbeat wind farm, Moorfoot Hills
Bowbeat wind farm, Moorfoot Hills
Ten of the 24 turbines are in view here on Bowbeat Rig.
Bowbeat wind farm :: NT2947
This comprises 24 turbines each rated at 1.3 MW, hub height 50m, blade length 30m. It is run by the E-on energy group and began operation in September 2002.

I timed the blade rotation period as 3 seconds per rev, so with a 30m radius, the blade tips are moving at about 62 metres per second, or about 140 mph.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 3 May, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 285 474 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:42.9114N 3:8.3300W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 290 469
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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