SD5764 : Caton Moor Wind Farm information board

near to Claughton, Lancashire, Great Britain

Caton Moor Wind Farm information board
Caton Moor Wind Farm information board
An extract from the information board -
Caton Moor Wind Farm, owned and operated by Triodos Renewables, was one of the UK's earliest commercial wind farms. It first came into service in 1994, when there were only five operational wind farms in the UK. At the time, Caton Moor Wind Farm generated 11% of the UK's wind energy output.
In 2005, work began to re-power the site and the ten older turbines were replaced with the current eight. These new turbines became operational in 2006, and with a total capacity of 16 MW the wind site generates enough energy for 10,000 homes.
The site was officially opened on 23 June 2007. Triodos Renewables held a competition for pupils of Forton and Caton Community Primary School to name the turbines after trees and animals.

Some vital statistics -
Type of turbines - REpower MM70
Tower height - 55 m
Blade length - 35 m
Rotation speed - 10-20 rpm

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