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OCTOBER 2005

 

A BONUS OF FIVE PICTURES THIS MONTH

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CAIRN UISH WIND FARM

Situated approximately 10 km ( 7 mls ) south of Elgin, the Rothes wind farm development lies on an area of open moorland
and former commercial plantation forestry surrounding Cairn Uish. There are 22 turbines which can generate approximately
143 million kilowatt hours in a year which is equivalent to 29% of the total electrical requirement for Moray.
These pictures were taken at an open day organised by Rothes Wind Ltd. on the 23rd and 24th of September 2005. The views
from the top were spectacular. Note especially the centre picture on the top row which, if you look carefully shows the
mast for monitoring the wind speed etc., in the distance to the right the access road to the windfarm, the rain showers
out on the Moray Coast, the Glenlatterach reservoir which is Elgin's water supply and someone unknown partly hidden by
the windmill tower which gives some impression of the size of these monsters. Love them or loathe them, it has been declared
by the company that the windmills have an expected life of around 25 years.

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