Pates Hill Wind Farm :: Shared Description

West Lothianís first wind farm became operational in 2010, with 7 x 2 MW turbines. They are 107 m high and generate sufficient electricity to power 8000 homes. For an aerial view see NS9958 : Wind farm near Hendry's Corse NS9958 : Wind turbines NS9958 : Wind farm near Cobbinshaw. For earlier views of construction see Richard Webb's images in NT0058. Between 1945 and 1959 Pates Hill was the site of the Harwood Colliery, with two drift mines, which at its peak employed nearly 200 miners. The abandoned site was planted with conifer plantations in the 1970s and an area was cleared for the wind farm. The dominant vegetation of the area is blanket bog and moorland, and a long term management plan is in place to restore those habitats, which will increase the bogís ability to act as a carbon sink. There is a 1.5 mile [2.5 km] trail around the site, and a WC in the control station building.
by M J Richardson

12 images use this description:

NT0058 : Welcome to West Lothian by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Benry Bog, near Cobbinshaw by M J Richardson
NT0060 : Grass field at Mossend by M J Richardson
NS9958 : Wind turbines by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Colliery spoil at Pates Hill by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Pates Hill Wind Farm information by M J Richardson
NS9958 : Wind farm near Cobbinshaw by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Pates Hill Wind Farm by M J Richardson
NS9958 : Wind farm near Hendry's Corse by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Colliery spoil [detail] by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Pates Hill Wind Farm by M J Richardson
NT0058 : Wind turbine, moorland and forestry by M J Richardson


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Created: Fri, 15 May 2015, Updated: Fri, 15 May 2015

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