Only one of our 10 hydros completed in the last 3 years has qualified for the UK government grants. This is because we use each installation as a training opportunity for local people and build them ourselves. We have, however, now developed a capable and knowledgeable local workforce.
Our Completed schemes can cost less than many other hydro schemes initial feasibility studies! We do all feasibility studies ourselves through trained local volunteers. Payback can be in as little as two years.
In Two years we have installed the electrical capacity for 1.5% of our regions homes. All money is retained within the local community.