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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
Moray East is a highly competitive offshore wind project
In 2017 it won a 950MW contract for difference at competitive auction which set the price of power generated at 57.50 per MWhr, and will be delivered early in the next decade.
Source: morayeast, Date and Time of entry: 10 April 2021 00:00

Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland
The 50MW Kincardine offshore wind farm under construction in Scotland, UK, will be the worlds biggest floating offshore wind farm, upon commissioning in 2020.
Source: nsenergy, Date and Time of entry: 10 April 2021 00:00

Windy Rig construction keeps it local
Statkraft has announced it has awarded Scottish company RJ McLeod the contract to undertake the civil engineering works for the 43MW Windy Rig wind farm in Scotland.
Source: powersystemsuk, Date and Time of entry: 07 April 2021 00:00

Twelve turbine Windy Rig development
Councillors gave Element Power Limiteds proposals for the site, north of Carsphairn, the go-ahead last week. The 12-turbine scheme will produce 40.8 megawatts, enough to power more than 20,000 homes.
Source: dailyrecord, Date and Time of entry: 07 April 2021 00:00

Greencoat UK Wind snaps up Scottish duo
Greencoat UK Wind is buying the Windy Rig and Twentyshilling subsidy-free wind farms in Scotland from Statkraft UK for 104m.
Source: renews, Date and Time of entry: 07 April 2021 00:00

©2017 Simon Mallett
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