Hitra Wind Farm

Hitra Wind Farm
View of the farm on top of the mountain
Hitra Wind Farm
Location of the park
Official name Hitra vindpark
Country Norway
Location Hitra, Sør-Trøndelag

63°32′31″N 08°45′32″E / 63.54194°N 8.75889°E / 63.54194; 8.75889Coordinates: 63°32′31″N 08°45′32″E / 63.54194°N 8.75889°E / 63.54194; 8.75889

Status Active
Construction began July 2003
Commission date 14 October 2004
Construction cost NOK 450 million
Owner(s) Statkraft
Turbines 24
Hub height 70 m (230 ft)
Rotor diameter 82.4 m (270 ft)
Rated wind speed 8 m/s (26.2 ft/s)
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Avg. site elevation 300 m (984 ft)
Land use Mountain plateau
Power generation
Installed capacity 55 MW
Annual generation 150 GW·h

Hitra Wind Farm is a 24 turbine wind farm located in the municipality of Hitra in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway and operated by Statkraft. The farm is located on top of the Elsfjellet plateau in the central part of the island of Hitra, just 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the village of Straum and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of Sandstad. Until the expansion of the Smøla Wind Farm in 2005, Hitra was the largest wind farm in the country and had total cost of NOK 450 million.

Each of the 24 wind turbines produces 2.3 MW of power for a maximum generated effect of 55 megawatts (74,000 hp) for the whole farm. This give an average annual generating capacity of 150 gigawatt-hours (540 TJ) for the whole farm. The farm was opened on 14 October 2004.[2]


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