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Aerogenerator, Fair Isle

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland South, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.5213 / 59°31'16"N

Longitude: -1.641 / 1°38'27"W

OS Eastings: 420411

OS Northings: 1070646

OS Grid: HZ204706

Mapcode National: GBR Q39K.NV2

Mapcode Global: XHD63.0YP6

Plus Code: 9CFWG9C5+GH

Entry Name: Aerogenerator, Fair Isle

Listing Name: Fair Isle, Aerogenerator

Listing Date: 26 March 1997

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391117

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44538

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunrossness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland South

Parish: Dunrossness

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Tapered square pylon constructed from triangulated galvanised steel, tapered in turn at corners to legs bolted to concrete pads. Rectangular galvanised steel casing to generator with hub projecting from end supporting 3 turbine blades, cable stayed at front and rear. Secondary turbine blades to each side of casing.

Statement of Interest

This was Britain's first commercial wind generator, and was built to supplement the island's diesel powered electricity supply.

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