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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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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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