Edinbane windfarm 2010 :: Shared Description

The Edinbane wind farm is currently under construction, and will comprise 18 Enercon 2.3 MW wind turbines, with a maximum turbine height of 99.5 metres. The turbine towers will be 67 metres (215 feet) high, blade diameter 66 metres (216 feet).

Preliminary construction commenced in early 2008, whilst main site works commenced during August 2008. Wind turbines started to arrive during late summer 2009 and deliveries will continue through to the beginning of 2010.

This 41.4 MW development will harness the excellent wind resource on the Isle of Skye and the finished wind farm will comprise of 18 wind turbines and produce enough electricity to power over 22,000 homes.

The main access to the site is from the A863 in NG3042 with a light vehicle access from Upper Edinbane in NG3550. The wind farm buildings and turbines are in NG3447, NG3544, NG3545, NG3546, NG3547, and NG3548.

Update (9th July 2010): The Edinbane wind farm was officially opened on Thursday 1st July 2010 by Conservative MP David Mundell, Under-Secretary for State for Scotland. The wind farm is now owned by Vattenfall Wind Power - a Dutch company.
by Richard Dorrell
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NG3550 : New gate in Upper Edinbane by Richard Dorrell
NG3550 : Track to the wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3550 : North west from the wind farm track by Richard Dorrell
NG3549 : Edinbane wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3549 : Edinbane wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3549 : North from the wind farm track by Richard Dorrell
NG3549 : Allt an Lòin Ghuirm by Richard Dorrell
NG3549 : Allt an Lòin Ghuirm by Richard Dorrell
NG3549 : Snow gate? by Richard Dorrell
NG3548 : Edinbane wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3548 : Edinbane wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3548 : Unnamed burn on Ben Uilleim by Richard Dorrell
NG3548 : Moorland towards Edinbane by Richard Dorrell
NG3548 : South through the wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Edinbane wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Wind farm moorland by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Towards Edinbane forest by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Moorland in the wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Snow on the moor by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Tracks in the snow by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Wind farm, main road by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Snow on the moor by Richard Dorrell
NG3547 : Edinbane wind farm by Richard Dorrell
NG3444 : New bridge by Richard Dorrell
NG3444 : New bridge, looking west by Richard Dorrell

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Created: Mon, 1 Mar 2010, Updated: Tue, 16 Apr 2013

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