quick update on the Hafod y Porth Hydro – 250,000kwh in 6 months!!!!!!!

The 100kw Hydrolite turbine is doing the business!

The 100kw Hydrolite turbine is doing the business!

The Hafod y Porth Hydro was commissioned at the end of Oct 2014. I was there yesterday with John Millen to have a look-see. we where there to look at how the landscaping was bedding in, grassing over and generally disappearing into the back ground… it is. What really surprised me was how much energy had been produced in such a short time. we were looking for around 390,000kwh in a year and the turbine has already generated 250,000 since October. Result! What was also noticeable was the difference in catchments with the other hydros. Because of the wetter nature of the Cwm above the turbine which has deeper soils which hold on to water better and release slower this hydro runs much longer than the others which are on rock and thinner soils.

251,000 kwh on the generation meter. Back of the net!

251,000kwh on the generation meter. “Back of the net!”

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One Response to quick update on the Hafod y Porth Hydro – 250,000kwh in 6 months!!!!!!!

  1. Result indeed!

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