Friday, July 28, 2017
As in previous years we were located within the Energy Now Renewables Area. This year our popular PowerSpout hydro electric demonstration rig was joined by a new Mini Low Head turbine simulation as a standalone exhibit. We always receive a lot of enquiries but this year there was far more interest from well informed and quite serious people who h…continue reading >>
Friday, July 14, 2017
There is currently a lot of discussion around the definition and meaning of a "Low Risk" hydro system. Whilst the definition of such a hydro installation is still being debated within officialdom we decided that it should at least describe an installation where no cast in situ concrete would be used, neither the banks nor the stream bed would be …continue reading >>
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Westflight were commissioned to bring a failed Low Head hydro turbine installation back to life. See how we did it in our Hydro Case Studycontinue reading >>
Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Energy Now annual "Best Renewables" awards were presented at the Energy Now Expo in Telford on the 8th February.
The winner of the Best Hydro Scheme was Bill Cave with his PowerSpout Pelton turbine installation at Glenburnie near Abergavenny.
Bill was delighted to be waving the flag for PowerSpout and of course for the £500 chequ…continue reading >>
Friday, February 10, 2017
It is clear that the continued genuine interest in renewables is changing from the concept of generating cash to one of using on site generation to reduce the cost of purchased electricity. Perhaps the recent announcement that Npower will increase their electricity prices by up to 15% has increased that focus. We talked with one dairy farmer who …continue reading >>