NG3549 : Edinbane wind farm

taken 12 years ago, near to Blackhill, Highland, Great Britain

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Edinbane wind farm
Edinbane wind farm
The turbines are widely scattered across the moor. A main access road has been built from Balmeanach in NG3042. On the moor, spur roads provide access to the individual turbine towers.
Edinbane windfarm 2010

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 of State for Scotland. The wind farm is now owned by Vattenfall Wind Power - a Dutch company.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 February, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 1 March, 2010
Geographical Context
Uplands  Energy infrastructure  Heath, Scrub 
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Edinbane 
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Isle of Skye 
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Wind Farm 
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Wind farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 358 490 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:27.2935N 6:24.3001W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 358 493
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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