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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 within the parameters of our finite budget.  Renewables First happily stepped in to... Read more...

Adam De Benedictis – City of Cardiff Council

At Radyr Weir, we had a very short timescale to design and install the hydro scheme. Renewables First were fantastic throughout in ensuring that the deadlines were met. They very quickly produced detailed design drawings for the fish and eel passes, powerhouse and... Read more...

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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Case study: Freemans Reach Hydro Scheme

Case study: Freemans Reach Hydro Scheme

Renewables First was hired to undertake a full hydro feasibility study for the Freemans Reach hydro scheme, as well as the detailed design of the hydro scheme and fish passes. Renewables First also provided hydro engineering support during construction, as well as commissioning the scheme.

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Case Study: Buckfast waterwheel hydroelectric scheme

Case Study: Buckfast waterwheel hydroelectric scheme

Our work on the Buckfast waterwheel underlines our capability to provide intelligent refurbishment of sites, assessing existing equipment, and where possible retaining sound infrastructure and integrating new technology to achieve either energy capture improvements, reduction in manual intervention, or compliance with new environmental best practice.

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