Bowbeat Emly Bank / Rough Side Onshore Wind Farm
Bowbeat Emly Bank / Rough Side Onshore Wind Farm

Onshore wind farm

Bowbeat Emly Bank / Rough Side

Facts and figures

Wind farm location
Moorfoot Hills, Scottish Borders
Commissioned in
Electrical output (gross)
31.2 MW
Number of units
24 turbines
Turbine height
50m to hub, 80m to tip


Bowbeat is one of Scotland's most powerful wind farms

The wind farm was officially opened by former Energy Minister Brian Wilson. The construction of Bowbeat was very challenging and took a year to complete. Access to the site was made up of several kilometres of reinforced forest track to help the construction vehicles and cranes up the site's steep slopes. However, with an average wind speed of around 9.5 metres per second, it’s that same tough terrain that makes Bowbeat an excellent location for a wind farm. In 2015, Bowbeat wind farm generated enough energy to supply nearly 16,000* homes.

*Based on an annual average domestic household consumption of 4,115 kWH.

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