Not quite the 142mph winds that they were getting ‘doon sooth’ but the turbine at Gallowhill did read a maximum wind speed of 103mph and an average of 81mph at just after half seven this morning. Please bear in mind that this was the reading at the turbine which might mean it wasno quite as blowy as that elsewhere. Still a midleen breeze though! (originally posted by Office Admin Janice on the Westray Facebook page)
At one point during this storm the turbine was producing just over 100% of theoretical capacity. Think that’s a great advertisement for Enercon turbines.
The turbine produced 169 MWhs in August which is around 25% of turbine capacity and a gross income of just under £24,000. This is slightly down on the last two years production for the same period but is in line with normal production.
The turbine produced just over 208 MWhs in July which equates to 31% of its capacity and a gross income of just over £29,000. This is slightly more than was produced for the last two years but similar to that which was produced in the first year of production for the same period.
David Knight from the Big Lottery was on Westray on Thursday 5th July to carry out an inspection of the projects that they funded. He was very complimentary of the success of the projects which included the turbine, fuel poverty, learning centre, golf course, biofuels and waste.