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Onshore wind farm

Deucheran Hill

Facts and figures

Wind farm location Near Carradale, Kintyre, Scotland
Commissioned in
2001
Electrical output (gross)
15.75 MW
Number of units 9 turbines

 

Most powerful wind farm at the beginning of clean energy in UK

Deucheran Hill was our first onshore wind farm in Scotland. Construction took several months and became fully operational in December 2001. At the time of construction, its nine 1.75 MW turbines were the most powerful in the UK. Transporting the turbine towers and blades was very difficult due to the size of the components and the remoteness of the site. So to make things easier, the towers had to be manufactured in sections and assembled on site. Construction also had to be managed around the needs of a special group of inhabitants – the local golden eagles. Special measures were taken such as installing specially-designed perches along the route of the overhead power lines. We believe this is a first in the history of UK wind farm construction.

In 2015, the wind farm generated enough power to supply nearly 7,000 households.*

*Based on an annual average domestic household consumption of 4,115 kWH.

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