Beinn Ghlas

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

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*.

Sandy Mcleod

Asset Manager

Vital Statistics

  • Installed capacity: 8.4MW
  • Number 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*

*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