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Case Study: West Harris Trust 100 kW hydropower scheme completed

Case Study: West Harris Trust 100 kW hydropower scheme completed

Renewables first was hired to review an existing feasibility assessment and preliminary construction designs for a hydropower scheme on Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Subsequenclty we were hired to complete the design, and to project manage construction installation and commissioning.

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Kenningstock Mill – Robert Rice

Kenningstock Mill – Robert Rice

Having taken over my aunt’s converted watermill in Cornwall in 2011, we inherited what must have been one of the first hydro schemes installed in the South-West. The first decision we had to make was whether to update the existing scheme, or replace it with a more efficient modern turbine.

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David & Caroline Legge – Curlew Hydro Scheme

David & Caroline Legge – Curlew Hydro Scheme

Having long dreamed of a hydro installation on our private burn, we sought high and low for a company who were willing to take on a smaller scale scheme which remained viable. Renewables First happily stepped in to accommodate us, providing a positive feasibility study and secondly going on to carry out and manage all aspects of the scheme.

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