NT2847 : Bowbeat wind farm, Moorfoot Hills

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Bowbeat wind farm, Moorfoot Hills
Bowbeat wind farm, Moorfoot Hills, taken 7 years ago
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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2010
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 May, 2010
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Wind farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 285 474 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:42.9114N 3:8.3300W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 290 469
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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