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Trafford Mill – keeping out the cold (and pigeons!)

I had an interesting meeting today along with Tim Hulse from EcoVert Solutions at Trafford Mill in Chester. It was used for milling grain until 1952 and the site has been used for this purpose since 1302. It has two water wheels, one a double … Continue reading

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Elan Valley Hydro – Victorian engineering at it’s finest

Last weekend I had a short break in the Radnor area of Wales – a part of the country that I’ve only ever passed through before. I was a bit skeptical about what there could be to do there but I was … Continue reading

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Hydro haven

Just come back from a long weekend in the lake district and as per usual the weather was a mix of glorious sunshine and biblical downpours. While I was there I managed to get a couple of runs in and also a … Continue reading

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Micro hydro project

Have been in touch with Nic Wymer today, who is a NT intern from CAT (centre for alternative technology). He has taken on the task of developing a new “off the shelf” micro hydro scheme for the trust to roll … Continue reading

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Renewables on the Llyn (bit delayed I know!)

Renewable technology Since the introduction of the FIT is has been commonplace to see solar panels on the houses around the UK and I’ve found it unusual to go on a car journey without seeing at least one rooftop solar … Continue reading

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A dam good day out (what engineers do on holiday)

Just come back from a great week’s holiday in Cardigan, South Wales. Sadly the weather wasn’t always on our side and there was a fair amount of the wet stuff falling from heaven. A quick bit of research on rainy … Continue reading

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