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HYDRO TURBINES => Hydro Turbines => Topic started by: brackwell on March 25, 2016, 10:37:21 AM



Title: anafonhydro
Post by: brackwell on March 25, 2016, 10:37:21 AM
apologies if someone as already picked up on this but could not resist some good news.  http://www.anafonhydro.co.uk/latest-news


Title: Re: anafonhydro
Post by: Nickel2 on March 25, 2016, 11:10:37 AM
I've just looked through all the pics on their site, dead impressed! :genuflect
Considering the number of valleys and clear-water streams in Wales, there is no reason why there should not be a synchronised 'national grid', based on local generation. As I have propounded in the past, I believe that power generation should be a fine-mesh network, rather than a few massive units. It means there is a built-in resilience to failure: Small area generation plants are easier to repair and bypass; they may not be as efficient as bigger power stations, but if they generate all the power required without burning fuels, they are 100% efficient as far as I am concerned.
Well done Anafon Hydro.  exhappy:


Title: Re: anafonhydro
Post by: dan_b on March 25, 2016, 12:49:46 PM
What a fantastic project!


Title: Re: anafonhydro
Post by: skyewright on March 25, 2016, 02:30:00 PM
Up here Applecross's 90kW system has been running since December.

http://www.applecrosshydro.scot/

The above site is largely about the share issue, which is now long over  (it 'sold out', i.e. was fully subscribed).

Lochbroom opens the share issue for its proposed 100Kw scheme on 30th April.

http://www.broompower.org/


Title: Re: anafonhydro
Post by: todthedog on March 25, 2016, 06:29:28 PM
How nice to have a good news story :genuflect


Title: Re: anafonhydro
Post by: Philip R on March 26, 2016, 11:39:32 PM
An Excellent Read

Brilliant. I wish them well. Good support too from many locals. Makes you wonder how many Nimbys were muddying the waters. Are Nimbys are more southern England phenomenon. i.e. Lensbury spreading misinformation about the visual impact of the Thames plant proposal .

The Topology of Scotland, Wales and Northern England certainly lend themselves to a multitude of hydro schemes. Run of river in the south too. There will be plenty of folk wanting to invest their money into it. Power to their Elbows.

Philip R


Title: Re: anafonhydro
Post by: dan_b on March 31, 2016, 02:35:32 PM
I've invested in the Teddington Lock hydro scheme - determined to see that come to fruition despite the NIMBYs at the Lensbury!