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August Updates

Posted in News on Thursday 12th August 2010 at 9:19pm

As so often, whilst the summer brings mixed weather for tourists in the Westcountry, WRE is hard at work making use of the drier weather to carry out construction of hydro schemes.  We are working at two sites, one for the National Trust, is just starting, and another for a private client is moving toward completion.

The private client has carried out most of the works himself, with WRE doing design and specification of the system, and fitting and commissioning the system.  The turbine is a very neat and compact machine from Ecowave Systems, which has been specified as it offered a small and quiet machine, at a good price from a UK supplier.  Pleasingly the delivery was relatively fast, and we will report on the performance of this model, as it is the first from this manufacturer that we have installed.

The National Trust site is at Cotehele in Cornwall, and despite wet ground conditions and difficult access (as ever), progress is good.  WRE has designed and gained licenses for this site, and is doing all the installation and commissioning, in the coming months. This system uses a sturdy JLA turbine.

Further work for the National Trust is continuing, with progress on sites in the Westcountry, hopefully which will lead to installation in 2011/12.

Work for later in the year covers Screw, Crossflow and Pelton systems, with potentially hundreds of kW of installed capacity following in the next 12 months.

Look out for the website updates shortly.

Tipton Hydro

Posted in Projects on Sunday 1st August 2010 at 8:27pm

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