This new, one-day course will look at the issues and opportunities facing watermill owners considering converting their mill for hydro power.
The event will be held at Hainbury watermill, near Yeovil, which was originally a corn mill. In the 1820s it was converted to a flax-spinning mill however by 1860 the mill had been re equiped for milling grain. The mill burnt down in 1914 and the leat now has an Archimedes turbine producing 80,000 kWh. The course will involve a site visit.
This instructive day will focus on:
- Adapting a mill for hydro use
- The head of water required and types of turbine suitable
- Planning applications, licences and legal issues
- Potential returns for generating electricity
Saturday 15th September 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm (9.30am for registration and refreshments, course starts at 10am).
£120pp including lunch
Hainbury Mill Farm
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.