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Goonhilly Downs Wind Farm

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Goonhilly Downs Wind Farm (Wind , Closed)

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Location in the UK : England, Cornwall, Kerrier    
Type of installation: Wind    on/offshore: on
Turbines :14  Capacity : 0 MW
Approx Date of 1st power generation: April 1993

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Now see Goonhilly repowering (and renewables solar also-no space for link).
Each of the 14 turbines which have operated successfully at Goonhilly since 1993 has a capacity of 400 kW. This gives the current wind farm a total capacity of 5.6 MW.
These could be replaced by seven new turbines - taller and turning more slowly. Each would have a capacity of up to 3 Megawatts, giving a combined capacity of approximately 21 Megawatts. If that happens, Goonhillys annual output of emissions-free electricity can leap ahead from about 11,000 Megawatt hours (MWh) to over a new level of over 60,000 MWh.

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Alternative Wind Speed: in mph Capacity: start: Optimum: / Stop: / wind: / ratio 3815

Weather Station Name : Lizard Lighthouse Latitude: 49.96 Longitude: -5.202 Elevation: 55

DateWind DirectionWind SpeedStart / StopCapacity Factor Output MW/hrGenerated MWhrs
12/07/2018 09:00:00N 9 / 0
12/07/2018 12:00:00N 9 / 0
12/07/2018 15:00:00NNW 11 / 0
12/07/2018 18:00:00NNW 11 / 0
12/07/2018 21:00:00NNW 9 / 0
13/07/2018N 11 / 0
13/07/2018 03:00:00N 9 / 0
13/07/2018 06:00:00NNE 7 / 0
13/07/2018 09:00:00NNE 4 / 0
13/07/2018 12:00:00E 4 / 0
13/07/2018 15:00:00N 7 / 0
13/07/2018 18:00:00NW 11 / 0
13/07/2018 21:00:00NNW 7 / 0
14/07/2018NNW 4 / 0
14/07/2018 03:00:00NNW 4 / 0
14/07/2018 06:00:00N 4 / 0
14/07/2018 09:00:00WSW 4 / 0
14/07/2018 12:00:00WSW 7 / 0
14/07/2018 15:00:00WNW 9 / 0
14/07/2018 18:00:00WNW 9 / 0
14/07/2018 21:00:00NW 7 / 0
15/07/2018NW 4 / 0
15/07/2018 03:00:00WNW 4 / 0
15/07/2018 06:00:00W 4 / 0
15/07/2018 09:00:00W 7 / 0
15/07/2018 12:00:00WSW 9 / 0
15/07/2018 15:00:00WSW 9 / 0
15/07/2018 18:00:00W 9 / 0
15/07/2018 21:00:00WNW 7 / 0
16/07/2018WNW 7 / 0
16/07/2018 03:00:00W 7 / 0
16/07/2018 06:00:00W 7 / 0
16/07/2018 09:00:00W 9 / 0
16/07/2018 12:00:00WNW 11 / 0
16/07/2018 15:00:00NW 11 / 0
16/07/2018 18:00:00NW 13 / 0
16/07/2018 21:00:00NW 9 / 0
Project Info
BlackRock-Backed Renewable Energy to Build U.K. Solar Farm
The project will be located next to the companys GOONHILLY DOWNS wind farm in Cornwall and have 4.5 megawatts of capacity,

GOONHILLY DOWNS replaces wind turbines
It is estimated that there have been a total of 240 million revolutions per turbine and more than 3 billion revolutions for the whole wind farm since it became operational.

Repowering Gives New Life to Old Wind Sites
There's no direct FiT support for repowering in the UK, and projects have so far been limited to small farms like GOONHILLY DOWNS (5.6 MW to 12 MW), Carland Cross (6 MW to 20 MW) and the UK's first onshore site at Delabole (4 MW to 9.2 MW).

Goonhilly wind turbine construction begins
Cornwall Light and Power is replacing all 14 of its 25m (82ft) high wind turbines at its GOONHILLY DOWNS site, on the Lizard, with the six machines.

Goonhilly Repowering

©2018 Simon Mallett
Latest News Added
Powering all UK homes via offshore wind by 2030 'will need 50bn'
Boris Johnsons bold new vision for offshore wind to power every home in the UK by 2030 would require almost 50bn in investment and the equivalent of one turbine to be installed every weekday for the whole of the next decade
Source: guardian, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2020 00:00

More offshore wind is welcome, but we have to keep the jobs it creates in the UK
If this sounds familiar, its because this commitment from the Tory party was already made in its 2019 election manifesto, with the full backing of the offshore wind industry.
Source: guardian, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2020 00:00

Construction Starts on Worlds Largest Offshore Wind Project
Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor, is made up of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, Creyke Beck A , Creyke Beck B, and Teesside A.
Source: offshorewind, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2020 00:00

Foundations for Worlds Largest Floating Wind Farm Ready for Load-Out
The first three floating foundations built by the Navantia-Windar consortium for the Kincardine offshore wind farm are ready to be loaded out from Navantias yard in Fene, Spain.
Source: offshorewind, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2020 00:00

Open up offshore windfarm subsidy scheme, urges Scottish Power
Scottish Power has urged government officials to open up next years offshore wind subsidy auction to as many new projects as possible in order to deliver a huge wave of investment and jobs following the pandemic.
Source: guardian, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2020 00:00

©2017 Simon Mallett
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