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Gigha Wind Farm

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Gigha Wind Farm (Wind , Active)

 General Information.

Location in the UK : Scotland, Highland    
Type of installation: Wind    on/offshore: on
Turbines :4  Capacity : 1 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation: December 2004

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Cnoc Na Sgine Windfarm

2014 Addition of Enercon E33 Wind Turbine. Also research into battery backup.
Gigha Community: Gigha Renewable Energy Limited, a trading subsidiary of the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, established the UK�s first grid-connected local community-owned wind farm in December 2004.
Uses Pre-owned Vestas V27 previously used at Haverigg 1.
Gigha's windmills are ground breaking. This is Scotland 's first community owned, grid connected, windfarm. Perhaps even more significantly, the financial model that has been developed to underpin the project is very robust and capable of widespread replication by communities throughout Scotland (see Gigha website).

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Capacity: 0.9
Start Speed: 5 m/s (11.185 mph)
Optimum Speed: 15 m/s (33.555 mph)
Stop Speed: 25 m/s (55.925 mph)

Local Weather Station:
Elevation of Weather Station:

Date for Wind forecast: 12/08/2020
Wind Speed at Weather Station: mph
Wind Direction:
Outputratio = 0.00
Output of Wind Farm = 0.0

Alternative Wind Speed: in mph Capacity: 0.9 start: 5 Optimum: 15/ Stop: 25 / wind: / ratio 350026


Weather Station Name : Achamore Gardens Latitude: 55.6672 Longitude: -5.7488 Elevation: 22

DateWind DirectionWind SpeedStart / StopCapacity Factor Output MW/hrGenerated MWhrs
12/07/2018 09:00:00NW 2 5 / 25 0
12/07/2018 12:00:00SW 4 5 / 25 0
12/07/2018 15:00:00NW 4 5 / 25 0
12/07/2018 18:00:00W 7 5 / 25 0
12/07/2018 21:00:00NW 9 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018NW 4 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 03:00:00NW 7 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 06:00:00W 4 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 09:00:00WNW 4 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 12:00:00WNW 4 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 15:00:00WSW 7 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 18:00:00WSW 7 5 / 25 0
13/07/2018 21:00:00WSW 4 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018S 7 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 03:00:00S 7 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 06:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 09:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 12:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 15:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 18:00:00S 9 5 / 25 0
14/07/2018 21:00:00SSE 9 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018SSE 9 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 03:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 06:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 09:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 12:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 15:00:00S 11 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 18:00:00SSW 9 5 / 25 0
15/07/2018 21:00:00NW 7 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018W 4 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 03:00:00W 4 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 06:00:00W 4 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 09:00:00W 7 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 12:00:00W 9 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 15:00:00W 9 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 18:00:00WNW 9 5 / 25 0
16/07/2018 21:00:00W 7 5 / 25 0
Project Info
The Isle of GIGHAs community wind farm
The Dancing Ladies of GIGHA - Creideas, Dchas, and Carthannas. Tapping into an abundant local resource, these three wind turbines supply island residents with 100% renewable electricity.

New wind turbine for GIGHA
After some delay, we finally received our planning permission for a brand new E-33 turbine from Argyll and Bute Council.

Case Study (pdf) - GIGHA Buyout

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Dancing Ladies of GIGHA

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