Our 4 wind turbines generate 24kW of power.
The wind generators are located to the south of An Sgurr, along the track leading to the ruined settlements of Upper and Lower Grulin, just beyond the Piper’s Cairn.
Here, four wind generators stand at the head of a long view over the southern slopes of the island and across the sea to Muck and Coll, Ardnamurchan Point, Mull and the Treshnish Isles. During the winter months, the sun sets over Muck and the windmills make a spectacular contribution to the whole scene. This location was chosen because, of all possible sites on the island, it offered the best combination of exposure to wind with minimal turbulence, accessibility and best fit in the landscape, with minimal visual impact from all directions.
The wind generators are each 6kW, 3 phase Proven machines. The voltage generated by these varies with wind speed and so their output cannot be fed direct into the grid. Instead, it is rectified on site and the direct current power produced is fed through inverters to produce alternating current power at the required stable output voltage needed for transformation up to grid voltage. A transformer at the site connects the wind generators to the grid and supplies also the domestic properties in the Galmisdale area.