Running water has been used as a source of energy for thousands of years, and it continues to be an excellent way of generating clean, renewable electricity.
At Source Renewable, we’re passionate about helping you make the most of the natural resources around you. If you have access to flowing water we can help you utilize it to generate sustainable electricity.
Who is it hydro suitable for?
Flowing water, with sufficient flow rate and head height, is essential for a hydro installation. Not just for grid-connected systems, hydro power is an ideal option for remote, rural locations where mains power would be very costly to introduce. Coupled with a battery bank, it can offer a quieter, more cost effective energy source than a fossil-fuel driven generator. See our off-grid page for more information.
Generate income from the Feed-in Tariff
A hydro system benefits from the Feed-in Tariff and is one of the more consistent technologies available. However, there are certain environmental factors to consider when undertaking the installation of a hydro system. We use all appropriate measures and liaise with the appropriate organisations to ensure that there is minimal interference with the river ecosystem. We can also assist with obtaining any necessary planning consents and licenses.
Expert help from our Source Renewable engineers
Even if hydro is something that you’ve only briefly considered, contact us here at Source Renewable and we will be happy to talk through any questions you may have. If required, we will then carry out a detailed site survey to determine feasibility and suggest the best type of hydro system for your requirements.
To find out more about how we can help you derive your energy from hydro, contact our specialist team on 01769 579955 or click here to email.
Want to know more detail about hydro power? Click here to visit YouGen’s guide to Hydro-electricity