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Drone Hill Wind Farm

A power generation site on Coldingham Moor in the NE of the Scottish Borders, Drone Hill Wind Farm straddles the A1107 road 2½ miles (4 km) northeast of Grantshouse and 5 miles (8 km) west of St Abbs. Operational since August 2012, this wind farm comprises 22 Nordex N60 turbines, 5 to the the north of the road and 14 to the south, each producing 1.3 MW of power, which gives a total capacity for the site of 28.6 MW. The turbines measure 46m (150 feet) in height to their hub and a further 30m (98 feet) to the blade tip. Construction included 3¾ miles (6 km) of access roads and a similar distance of electrical cabling. Originally developed by US-based AES Corporation, Drone Hill has purchased by Greencoat UK Wind in 2014, along with the North Rhins Wind Farm in Dumfries and Galloway. A fund which benefits the local community receives at least 40,000 annually for the operating life of the wind farm.


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