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Encyclopedia > Sorne Hill wind farm

The Sorne Hill wind farm is a wind farm located in Buncrana, Inishowen Donegal Ireland and erected in 2004. Wind turbine in Luxembourg Horizontal axis wind turbine, the Enercon model E-66 wind energy converter, in Germany. ... Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ...


The farm is run by Tapbury Management Limited.


Phase 1 of the farm has 16 wind turbines with a 60 metre hub height and 70 metre rotor diameter giving a total capacity of 32 megawatts. Phase 2 of the farm will which is an additional 6.9 MW of wind power for which turbines have been ordered and are due to be installed in the autumn of 2007. This will make Sorne, at 38 MW, one of the largest wind farms in Ireland.


VRB Power Systems Inc. has contracted to supply a 1.5 MW x 8 hour Vanadium redox battery system which will be driven from phase 2 of the wind farm. This will enable storage of power when there is no need from the network and improve consistancy or supply to the electricity network. The vanadium redox ( and redox flow ) battery was first patented by the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1986. ...


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