…and there is another one completed. Hydro NT farm

Edwards with his twin jet 72kw Hydrover Turgo. As it was explained to him " The noise inside the turbine building was the sound of money"

Edward with his twin jet 72kw Hydrover turbine installed by Greenearth Hydro. As it was once explained to him ” The noise inside the turbine building was the sound of money”

Edward Richie the NT tenant at Blaen y Coed farm jokingly thinks he might now want something that his neighbours won’t want . Lots and lots of rain. Edward has been generating his own hydro electricity now for six weeks. The 72kw turgo Hydro just down hill from his farm-house on the Ysbyty Ifan Estate has cost around £150k. This significant capital outlay should be paid back in four to five years. “why wouldn’t you”? . Long time in planning and gaining permission but short time in building with local contractors. The hydro turbine itself comes from Bridgend. At one time being on the roughest and highest farm on the estate did make farming a challenge but it also the site where all the hydro ingredients came together. Three phase power supply, decent stream, access track along the stream and also outside of the SSSi. Edward is now eyeing a 20kw PV system but as the old Welsh saying goes “Diwedd y gan yw?r geiniog

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