Articles From February 2012


Blackpool Mill

Micro hydro in the South Hams

Posted in Projects on Tuesday 14th February 2012 at 4:44am

WRE has just completed a small hydro scheme in South Devon.  The scheme incorporates 6mm fish screening, a spacious powerhouse, and a compact crossflow turbine operating on 180l/s and 4.5m head. 

The system is simple, fully automated and quiet in operation.  The layout is typical of many smaller mills, and whilst elements of the historical systems were used, most of the system was new.