Farr

Farr Wind Farm is around 8 miles south of the city of Inverness and has enough capacity to power 20% of the homes in the Highlands.

The wind farm is positioned on elevated ground on an extensive grouse moor with spectacular views of the north Highlands.

Construction began at the site in 2005 and took a year to complete. Farr’s 40 turbines are rated at 2.3MW and the site has an installed capacity of 92MW, generating enough energy to power 58,518 homes*.

Benefiting local communities

Farr is within the Strathnairn Community Council area and comprises a small resident population of less than 2000 people who are mainly centred on the village itself. The Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund is supported by Foundation Scotland who help with the fund’s administration.

To date, the Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund has supported a large number of local projects, including the provision of Public Access Automated Defibrillators positioned at the local village halls, church hall and a local inn. It also part funded the purchase of a new 9 seat community minibus with wheelchair access as well as helping with music classes for The Strathnairn Music Initiative.

Jon Priddy

Asset Manager

Vital Statistics

  • Installed capacity: 92MW
  • Number of turbines: 40
  • Turbine type: Siemens SWT 2.3 (B82/2300)
  • Hub height: 60m
  • Blade length: 41m
  • Expected P50 energy yield: 240.8GWh
  • Annual house-hold power equivalent: 58,518 homes*

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 58,518 homes.

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