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Harvesting hill streams of Wales for hydropower

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Harvesting hill streams of Wales for hydropower Reply with quote

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/12/harvesting-hill-streams-of-wales-for-hydropower

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Thousands of untapped streams pouring off hillsides hold the promise of generating clean energy and income for local farming communities
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such schemes show much promise, and can produce a useful income if grid tied, or a useful electricity supply in remote areas lacking grid service.

The energy available is very small compared to total demand, but every little helps, and every KWH generated thus is a little less fossil fuel burned.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that most of these remote hillside streams don't have grid connections.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a story we got into the Guardian after giving TGV Hydro an Ashden Award. I did the judging visit to their sites in Wales, they are building really good systems there, and cheaper than they have been in the past. There's a short video and a case study I wrote here:
http://www.ashden.org/winners/TGVHydro15
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