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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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Renewables First Celebrates a Year of Achievements in 2016

Renewables First Celebrates a Year of Achievements in 2016

2016 was a very productive year for Renewables First, as it played a key role in a number high-profile hydropower and windpower schemes throughout the UK. The year also saw the installation of two GoFlo self-cleaning screens on hydropower sites, by our sister company, GoFlo Screens Ltd.

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Cochwillan hydro power scheme installed by Renewables First

Cochwillan hydro power scheme installed by Renewables First

The Cochwillan hydro scheme utilises a large GoFlo self-cleaning screen located on the water intake. GoFlo screens are fully automated and self-cleaning screens, with a rotating mesh that scoops debris out of the water and deposits it in a trough to be flushed downstream of the turbine.

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Radyr Weir hydro scheme commissioned

Radyr Weir hydro scheme commissioned

The Radyr Weir hydro scheme located on the River Taff, South Wales, is now fully completed and operational. The 2 x 200 kW Archimedes screw turbines, with their combined capacity of 400 kW, were commissioned in December 2015.

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Nant Peris hydro scheme completed

Nant Peris hydro scheme completed

This 350 kW Pelton turbine on the Afon Gafr, Nant Peris, will generate around 1,100,000 kWh per year, equivalent to powering roughly 333 UK homes (based on a median UK consumption of 3300 kWh, EST 2012), as well as a carbon saving of around 473 tonnes per year.

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A drone’s eye view of Radyr Weir scheme

A drone’s eye view of Radyr Weir scheme

Construction work is forging ahead with installing the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws. Renewables First were hired by Dawnus to produce the detailed designs for the 400 kW Radyr Weir Archimedes screws, project managed and installed by Dawnus.

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Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

The Pershore Weir twin Archimedean screw hydropower scheme, designed and installed by Renewables First, was successfully commissioned on 20th August 2014 by Spaans Babcock. The scheme has since won an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) award for innovation.

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