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Wind turbine specification for Blacktoft Nursery

Wind turbine specification for Blacktoft Nursery
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Blacktoft Nursery wind turbine specification (EWT DW54).

Blacktoft Nursery will soon be home to a single wind turbine development. Renewables First has proposed the wind turbine specification to comprise the following:

  • EWT DW54 wind turbine with a generating capacity of 500 kW (0.5 MW)
  • Circular concrete foundations of up to 14.5 m diameter, concealed behind a landscaped bund
  • Underground 11 KV cabling
  • Private substation including 11 KV switchgear and 500 kVA transformer
  • Wind turbine substation including 630 KVA transformer
  • Construction of a new section of access track and improvement to the site access

The wind turbine will have a hub height of 73 m and a rotor diameter of 54 m.

Renewables First: EWT 500 kW wind turbine specification

Blacktoft Nursery EWT 500 kW wind turbine specification.

 

The wind turbine location and model was selected based on a wide range of factors, including:

  • Wind resource
  • Ecological sensitivities
  • Landscape and heritage sensitivities
  • Noise, shadow flicker and visual impact
  • Grid connection
  • Access to site
  • Aviation and telecoms
  • Public Rights of Way
  • On-site electricity demand

It is anticipated that this scheme could generate 1.8 GWh of electricity per year.  It will also displace approximately 740 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

 

Want to install a wind turbine?

If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - Step 1 of our modular Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks to see if your site might be suitable, including:

  • Estimating wind speed
  • Checking proximity of nearby properties
  • Checking site access and approach roads
  • Investigating connection with the grid

If you are in the Republic of Ireland, or overseas, the first step is to consider our modular Windpower Feasibility Study, so please Contact us to discuss your site further.

Start the process here: Take the Wind Site Self-Assessment