Coverage on the BBC website

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A story covering the delays with some good pictures of the installation in progress is here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-22101702

Nearly ready for the turbine

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A lot of work has been going on at Tetstill – perhaps not spectacular but necessary work to prepare the wheel pit for the turbine enclosure. Some redesign of the enclosure itself has been necessary to make sure the generator … Continue reading

Steady progress through the floods at Neen Sollars

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Installation work continues at a good pace, despite inevitable delays caused by the near-constant floods for the last few months, now alternating with periods of low temperatures which mean concrete work cannot be carried out. The cofferdam upstream and downstream … Continue reading

Award winning progress

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Though it is hard to believe, we have just reached the end of our first whole year of solar electricity generation. We have made great progress. Our prediction was to produce 42,000 kWh per annum. As of 10-12-12 I can … Continue reading

The digger turns around

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After completing work on the tailrace and a break to allow completion of the salmon run,  we are now working on the sluice area – removing silt from the floods and preparing to excavate the turbine tailrace and prepare the … Continue reading

Sheffield Renewables share offer

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We just heard from our friends at Sheffield Renewables who are raising shares towards the Jordan Dam Hydropower scheme on the River Don in Sheffield. Their share offer is at 42% and they are looking to get it up to £250,000 by the end of the year – Christmas presents anybody? Share offer page here

Tailrace work complete

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We have now finished the work widening and strengthening the tailrace, which will be taking a greater flow than it does now. Work on site will stop for a while, until mid-December. This is so that we do not impede … Continue reading

Performance data now online

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We’ve now made realtime data from our solar array available online here. The eagle eyed will notice that we have already gone over the 42,000 kWh predicted in our share offer document – must be because we’ve had such a sunny year! … Continue reading

Planning permission obtained

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Great news – we now have planning permission for our Canon Frome Court install subject to some landscaping conditions which are in hand as we speak. In the interim we have been making excellent progress with the legal intricacies and making … Continue reading

Progress on site

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At long last following the recent floods we have finally been successful in placing the coffer dams at the sluice gate and the tailrace exit . There still remain some small water leaks but we are reasonably confident that these can … Continue reading