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Beinn Ghlas

United Kingdom

Beinn Ghlas Wind Farm is situated amongst the hills of the Barguillean Estate near Taynuilt in Argyll.


Sandy Mcleod

Asset Manager

Installed Capacity

8.4MW

No. of turbines

14

Turbine type

Bonus B44/600

Hub height

35m

Blade length

19.1m

Expected P50 energy yield

18.3GWh

Annual house-hold power equivalent

4,447 homes*

The site’s 14 turbines sit within a 300 hectare area of rough grazing land and began commercial operations in May 1999.

The 14 Siemens Bonus turbines are rated at 600kW giving the wind farm an installed capacity of 8.4MW – which is enough capacity to power 4,447 homes*.

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 4,447 homes.

^Typical Domestic Consumption Values from Ofgem. Electricity: Profile Class 2 Medium 4.2MWh

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