Scout Moor Wind Farm

Scout Moor Wind Farm is the second largest onshore wind farm in England. The wind farm, which was built for Peel Wind Power Ltd, produces electricity from 26 Nordex N80 wind turbines. It has a total nameplate capacity of 65 MW of electricity, providing 154,000 MWh per year, enough to serve the average needs of 40,000 homes. The site occupies 1,347 acres (545 ha) of open moorland between Edenfield, Rawtenstall and Rochdale. The turbines are visible from as far away as south Manchester, 15–20 miles away.

A Rainy Day in Edenfield - geograph.org.uk - 1007289
A Rainy Day in Edenfield. During torrential rain a police officer directs traffic away from a convoy carrying three 8 ton 40 metre turbine blades for the Scout Moor Wind Farm. This photograph taken at the junction of Bury Road, Rochdale Road and Market Street.
A steady climb up Rochdale Road - geograph.org.uk - 621558

The very first 22 metre turbine tower section climbs the hill out of Edenfield up the A680 Rochdale Road heading for the Scout Moor Wind Farm. This was the first delivery of over 26 wind turbines destined for the nearby Scout Moor windFirst turbine delivery on the M66 - geograph.org.uk - 635285

First turbine delivery on the M66. On the 21st of November 2007 the very first sections of a turbine tower for the Scout Moor Wind Farm are seen here approaching Edenfield via the M66.

Entrance to Tower No 16 - geograph.org.uk - 670418
Entrance to Tower No 16. The access door to Tower No 16. Each Nordex Model N80 wind turbine is supported on a 60m tower with 3 x 40 m blades.
Last Turbine Tower Delivery Passing Through Edenfield - geograph.org.uk - 826553

Last Turbine Tower Delivery Passing Through Edenfield. On Saturday the 31st of May 2008 the last of the twenty six turbine towers was delivered to the Scout Moor Wind Farm construction site. The convoy is seen here at the junction of the B6257 Market Street and the A680 Rochdale Road in the centre of Edenfield.

Rochdale Road Edenfield
A 40 metre turbine blade dwarfs the cottages as it passes through Edenfield on Rochdale Road. The blade was one of three destined for the near by Scout Moor Wind Farm.

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