Nygårdsfjellet wind farm is located right beside E10 on Skitdalshøgda. The windmills are scattered around the regulated Skitdalsvatn, which is one of the reservoirs to Nygård power plant.
Nygårdsfjellet wind farm consists of 14 wind turbines with a total capacity of 32,2MW. The windmills have an installed capacity og 2,3MW each. The entry of Nygårdsfjellet wind farm was done in two stages. The first 3 turbines were put into operation in 2006 and the last 11 in 2011. Average annual production is 105GWh, equal to normal consumption of approximately 5200 Norwegian households.
Annual average wind speed measured 50 meters above the ground along the cost of Norway is approximately 8m/s. The production on Nygård wind farm starts at 3m/s and is stopped at 25m/s. The production is stopped at 25m/s to avoid damage to the turbine.
|Nacelle weight||82 tonn|
|Tower weight||158 tonn|
|Rotor weight||60 tonn|
|Total weight||300 tonn|