Please Note: This website is out of date. The Steward Community Woodland sustainable living project ended in 2018 for legal and planning permission reasons. The contents have been left here as a historical archive.

Our micro hydro system at Steward Wood

We have experimented with various micro hydro systems at the woods from using completely free reclaimed parts to testing an off the shelf ready built unit

Writeups of our systems will be available soon:

The three systems compared:

SystemEstimated cost (£)Water used (l/s)Power produced (watts)Cost per watt (£/watts)
First (reclaimed) 0 1 10 0.00
Second (pelton wheel) 300 1.5 150 2.00
Current (off-shelf) 450 2 250 1.80
Last updated: 2010-12-01

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