United Kingdom

Ardrossan Wind Farm is an impressive sight, sitting high above the town of Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast. The site is noted for its very favourable wind resources and has historically produced a capacity of around 36%.

Installed Capacity


No. of turbines


Turbine type

Vestas V80

Hub height


Expected P50 energy yield


Annual house-hold power equivalent

23,846 homes*

The 15 turbines at Ardrossan Wind Farm were actually built nearby at a facility in Argyll which was owned at the time by Vestas. The wind farm began commercial operations in August 2004, was extended in 2009, and was purchased from Scottish & Southern Energy in May 2010.

Ardrossan’s 15 turbines are rated at 2MW giving the wind farm an installed capacity of 30MW. It can generate enough energy to power 23,846 homes*.

Benefiting local communities

Ardrossan Wind Farm’s community benefit fund supports projects proposed by community groups in and around the towns of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston as well as applications from groups from the island of Arran.

Any questions relating to this wind farm should be directed to:

*Based on the Installed Capacity x Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) "all wind" load factor expressed as a fraction of 1^ x number of hours in a year (8,760 hours) / Average Annual Domestic Electricity Consumption (MWh)^^

^BEIS's long-term average load factor for "all wind" (31.84%) expressed as a fraction of 1 (0.3184). Source for capacity factors is Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) published annually by BEIS.

^^Annual GB Average Domestic Consumption Values from BEIS (3,509kWh).

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