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Project Details
Location:
Iford Manor Estate Wiltshire
Hydro Source:
River Frome
Client's Brief:
Repair and increase height of ancient weir. Install Archimedes screw turbine in the site of an old eel trap. Derive revenue from power export. Ensure quiet operation and that the design of the scheme integrates into the beautiful surroundings of the grade 1 listed manor.
Solution Chosen:
Archimedes Screw Turbine
Site Data:
Head 1.75m, Flow 4.0 m3/sec, Power 46 kW
Summary:
The Screw turbine was commissioned in December 2011. This highly successful installation utilises a variable speed drive to ensure quiet and efficient operation. Power is exported to the grid via a Power Purchase Agreement with Good Energy. Fully automated control and remote monitoring ensures that the system operates at peak efficiency.



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