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Report - Scout Moor Wind Farm april 2011



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The wind farm, which stretches across nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) of open moorland between Edenfield, Rawtenstall and Rochdale, the largest onshore wind farm in England, was officially opened on 25 September 2008. As of 26 August 2008, 21 of 26 turbines had been commissioned and 4,000 MW·h of electricity had been exported to the National Grid. The turbines are visible from south Manchester, 15–20 miles (24–32 km) away, and are expected to produce enough electricity to meet the needs of 40,000 average homes. Scout Moor has the capacity to produce a total of 65 MW, compared with the 90 MW capacity of Kentish Flats, the United Kingdom's largest offshore wind farm. The total cost of the Scout Moor project was £50 million, but Peel Holdings expect the turbines to be in operation for at least 25 years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_Moor_Wind_Farm

Amongst the 26 turbines there are 2 weather masts on site, one of which was the point of interest on easter sunday morning.

It makes for a good climb and some stunning views.

mast022.jpg


mast018.jpg


mast002.jpg


mast007.jpg


mast009.jpg


mast005.jpg


mast013.jpg



Not the best pics but thanks for looking.
 

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