The Scout Moor Wind Farm :: Shared Description

The wind farm at Scout Moor and Knowl Moor is a 26-turbine site on an open upland moor of peat bog and heather in the South Pennines, reaching a maximum elevation of 1,552 feet (473 m) at its peak. It is the largest onshore wind farm in England; the site occupies an area of 1,347 acres (545 ha) and its 26 turbines stretch for nearly two miles across the moor and are visible from as far away as south Manchester, 1520 miles (2432 km) away (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News) SD8318 : Scout Moor Wind Farm (Viewed from Manchester).

The wind farm, which was built for Peel Energy (LinkExternal link ), was officially opened on 25 September 2008 after "years of controversy" (LinkExternal link Bolton News). Planning applications were first submitted in 2003 and despite objections from residents and local councils, planning permission for the open moorland site between Edenfield, Rawtenstall and Rochdale was granted in 2005.

The total cost of the Scout Moor project was £50 million, but Peel Holdings expect the turbines to be in operation for at least 25 years (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News). The site produces electricity from 26 Nordex N80 wind turbines and has a maximum output capacity of 65 MW of electricity, providing 154,000 MWh per year. A brochure published by Peel in 2010 states that the wind farm is predicted to generate enough renewable electricity for up to 40,000 homes roughly half the houses in a town the size of Rochdale.


LinkExternal link Site plan
LinkExternal link Scout Moor Wind Farm Brochure (Peel Energy 2010)
by David Dixon
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SD8316 : Wind Turbine and Knowl Hill by David Dixon
SD8316 : Scout Moor Wind Farm, Turbine number 1 and Knowl Hill by David Dixon
SD8316 : Turbine Number 1 at Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8316 : Wind Turbine by David Dixon
SD8316 : Stile, Cheesden Edge by David Dixon
SD8316 : Cheesden Edge by David Dixon
SD8317 : Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8317 : Knowl Moor, wind turbine and access track by David Dixon
SD8317 : Knowl Moor, Wind Turbine by David Dixon
SD8317 : Knowl Moor, Wind Turbines by David Dixon
SD8416 : Radio Mast and Wind Turbine on Knowl Moor by David Dixon
SD8416 : Scout Moor Wind Farm, Turbine Number 2 by David Dixon
SD8417 : Wind Turbine#4 at Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8417 : Wind Turbines at Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8317 : Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8417 : Wind Turbines 5 and 4 at Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8416 : Trig Pillar on Knowl Hill by David Dixon
SD8315 : Ashworth Road by David Dixon
SD8316 : Knowl Moor by David Dixon
SD8219 : Scout Moor Wind Farm by David Dixon
SD8317 : Scout Moor Wind Farm Viewed From Elton Reservoir by David Dixon
SD8218 : View of Scout Moor Wind Farm from Elton Reservoir (1) by David Dixon
SD8318 : View of Scout Moor Wind Farm from Elton Reservoir (2) by David Dixon
SD8318 : View of Scout Moor Wind Farm from Elton Reservoir (3) by David Dixon
SD8318 : View of Scout Moor Wind Farm from Elton Reservoir (4) by David Dixon

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Created: Sun, 29 Jul 2012, Updated: Sun, 26 Aug 2012

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