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Case study – Mapledurham Watermill turbine on River Thames

Case study – Mapledurham Watermill turbine on River Thames

With an interest in maintaining the working history of the mill, Mapledurham Estate was granted planning permission to replace an old vertical shaft Francis turbine installed way back in the 1920’s. Although this once supplied electricity to the manor house, it had long since fell into disrepair. With a desire to bring the old turbine back to life, the owner approached Western Renewable Energy (a subsidiary of Renewables First) for an objective appraisal and recommendations for moving forward.

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