HY3129 : Wind turbine tower remains, Costa Hill Orkney 1984

taken 34 years ago, 3 km from Abune-The-Hill, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Wind turbine tower remains, Costa Hill Orkney 1984
Wind turbine tower remains, Costa Hill Orkney 1984
All that remains of a 100kW tower-mounted turbine erected in 1951 for trials in a location with high winds. The 3-bladed turbine was built by John Brown Engineering, Glasgow and was the first such machine to be connected to the National Grid. Ahead of its time, the device was designed for unattended operation, starting and stopping automatically. Not surprisingly though, it did not survive very long in the stormy weather on this exposed spot.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 August, 1984   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Coastal  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 310 297 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:8.9347N 3:12.4147W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 310 297
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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