Having seen some of my images on this very web site Link
the developers Peel Holdings contacted myself for permission to use the above images plus quite a number of others on separate stands at the official opening which took place at Nutters Restaurant in Norden near Rochdale followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony up on the moor on the 25th of September 2008.
The above display was also used at the Wind Energy event in London during October 2008.
Top row from left to right are
SD8219 : Completed Turbine Tower No 26 on Scout Moor
SD8416 : Engineer working on the hub of Turbine No 2
SD8317 : Scout Moor Wind Farm Turbines 1,7,8 and 3
Bottom row from left to right
SD8218 : Completed Turbine Tower No 17 on Scout Moor
SD8218 : Scout Moor Wind Farm West
SD8418 : Scout Moor Wind Turbine No 25 goes live
Following a public inquiry held in 2004, planning consent was granted by the Secretary of State on the 25th May 2005 for the building of Scout Moor Wind Farm.
Construction of the wind turbines began back in November 2007 at Turbine No 16.
By June 2008 engineers had constructed 26 wind turbine towers and installed 78 turbine blades 450 metres above sea level on Scout Moor amid adverse weather conditions of thick fog,gale force winds,torrential rain,snow and ice during the winter months of 2008.
On the 25th of September 2008 dignitaries from across the North West were invited to the official opening of the Scout Moor wind farm.
Children from Edenfield Primary School , who have enjoyed lessons based around the wind farm, were on hand to cut the ribbon at Turbine No 22.Link
Head Teacher at Edenfield Primary School, Janet Reidy, said: "It was superb for the children to be involved after all the work they had done about the wind farm in their lessons.
I think they will all remember this in future years and now they know what it's like to be film stars with all the camera crews there!"
Richard Dibley, wind power development manager at Peel, said at the opening: "We have welcomed people here today to thank them for their patience and understanding during the construction period and for them to see the wind farm in action at close quarters. I think we have chosen the perfect site here as it is more than 50% windier up here than it is in the surrounding area. These turbines will be generating power for years to come using a natural resource that will never run out."