Wallingford Hydro Solutions will be conducting surveys of the weirpool for our project on 28th May
There should be activity in the water, a boat, willies, sampling etc
If you get a photo please send it in
A very successful day out was had by all, some of us walked to Mapledurham and back, some cycled, other members joined us there.
We looked round the site, everyone saw the Archimedes screw generating between 87 and 90 kW, it looks like this https://vimeo.com/31863390 we would like two of these in Reading.
Some nice photos here
We will all meet at Mapledurham RG4 7TR @ 3:00pm.
Chris Rhodes will give a short book reading at 3:00pm, followed by updates on our hydro project.
House / mill tours available at your discretion from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Tour cost: £9.50 on the day or advance booking is £8 if there are 20 people booked. Let us know by 17th May if you want to be included in the group booking (20 people minimum).
Travelling sustainably together!
Cycle with us: we will meet at the Bike Kitchen, Jacksons Corner at 1:15pm to cycle via Reading Bridge.
Reading Canoe Club have offered their canoes for attendee’s wanting to travel this way. Please contact us to arrange this.
Walk: leaving from the western central buttress lookout area on Caversham Bridge @ 1:00pm
Get the boat: leaving from near Caversham Bridge at 2:00pm, cost £9, there is a £2 landing fee for Mapledurham.
Bring a picnic mat and picnic if you want!
We plan to look at the hydro screws at least from a distance and Chris Rhodes will give a reading from one of his story books at 3:00pm, this will be on the lawns so look out for our group. We will have updates and a chat at 3:20pm finishing by 4:00 and there will be a brief GREN members meeting after we finish a few minutes walk away.
You can look at out flier here.
The surveys and reports that form the first tranche of our grant funding have now been commissioned.
The topographical survey can be done in house if anyone would like to help with this please let us know.
Once these are complete and accepted we can move to the second part of the funding (we don’t get any more money until the first ones have been accepted and checked by the UCEF people).
Awarded a grant from The Urban Communities Energy Fund
Oxford Low Carbon Hub are helping us
We have been talking to the nice people at Oxford Low Carbon Hub and today discovered to our delight that would be willing to support and advise us further with our project.
They have been involved with several hydro projects and have recently seen their nearest one switch on generation.