“This pioneering wind farm shows the viability of renewable energy as a source of power. With investments in wind energy across the country now returning dividends in the form of new jobs, new energy, and cleaner air, projects like the Caithness Shepherds Flat Wind Farms prove it is possible to transition to cleaner sources of energy while reducing impacts on wildlands.”
– Bruce Nilles, Senior Director, Sierra Club
The Caithness Shepherds Flat Wind Farms are a boon to the environment.
Generating 845 megawatts of clean renewable energy to power more than 227,000 homes, the Wind Farms are displacing 1.517 million tons of CO2 — the equivalent of taking more than 316,000 cars off the road.
The Wind Farms deploy 338 GE 2.5 MW wind turbines, each equipped with a permanent magnet generator, ensuring high efficiency even at low wind speeds. Employing magnets instead of copper coils, the turbines reduce electrical losses in the generator and current flow through the rotating parts of the generator.