Posts tagged ‘Hydro-power’

September 2, 2011

Weir delighted

by 3arn0wl

Poppleton Council are delighted to be able to announce that following the lead of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, two 40-tonne Archimedes Screw Turbines are to be lowered into the Burbling, downstream from the weir, later this month.

Hydro-power works by using flowing water to drive turbines, which generate electricity. “The turbines run silently, and will not be visible, and so they won’t spoil this attractive, popular idyll,” Jenny Rator, Chief Exec of Green Gen said.  “Nor will they interfere with wildlife in any way.”

The council plans to “power” municipal buildings using renewable energy from November; including schools, council buildings and the emergency services. The residual power generated overnight will be used to charge their electric vehicles.

Poppleton Council’s head of planning, Prue Vidor (Ms.), said: “This is an excellent initiative. It underlines the council’s commitment to localism and green issues, and it will be a boon for the community for generations.”