The set up

The set up
5.46mm jet delivering 0.68 l/s to the pelton which is rotating at 900 rpm and generating 135 watts into the grid.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

A special day.

This week an Energy Expo has been held over 2 days at a nearby town; it is a yearly event and is billed as being "The renewable energy event for farmers and landowners".  As part of the exhibition and conference, an evening dinner was held during which awards were given to "recognise and celebrate the achievements of UK farmers within the renewable energy and low carbon sectors".

Schemes could be nominated by anyone, - self nominated even, but had to have been operational and efficient for at least 12 months; there were 6 different sectors covering all the main renewable technologies, one of which was hydro; entries would be reviewed by a panel of judges and shortlisted schemes were to be contacted a week before the dinner.

Well, I was reading all this some weeks ago on the very day when the window for nominations closed, and I thought "Why not ?" - and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, I learnt I'd struck lucky !  I think it's the first time I've ever won anything !

There's a lot in the news at the present time about "fake news", so just to prove this is genuine, here's the photo to prove it !

L to R: Dulas Director of Marketing and Sales; myself; Energy Now CEO.

Many thanks to Dulas, a business which is based here in Wales, for sponsoring the hydro award; they make an excellent product (amongst many services offered) called AquaShear which is a screen for removing trash from the water going to a hydro turbine.

...and many thanks to Energy Now Magazine who stage the Energy Now Expo and Conference each year, - and in the process also raise money for a charity which helps farmers when extreme weather knocks out their farming enterprise.

All in all, it was a most enjoyable and special time, - a time which showed that Powerspout hydros can carry the day.

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