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Costa Head experimental wind turbine

 

 

This is where the Orkney renewable energy industry began, with the construction and testing of a prototype wind turbine in the 1950s.  This machine was developed by John Brown Engineering of Glasgow. The chosen site was perhaps too turbulent due to the high cliffs, and although the machine did not last very long, this project proved that wind energy generation was viable in Orkney.

 

 

 

The wind turbine appears to be a downwind, pitch regulated design, and any information on the turbine design would be appreciated.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 costa head experimental wind turbine

 

 

This short silent film is around 11 minutes long and is from the Scottish Screen Archive, licenced to Orkney Sustainable Energy.  Downloading is not permitted.

 


 


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