How much renewable electricity will be generated?

Our plan is to install Archimedes Screw turbines beside Caversham Weir. The turbines should generate about 320MWh of renewable electricity each year, from the flow of the water. This is enough to supply about 90 average homes – this is 0.2% of Reading’s homes – but every little counts! With proper maintenance, we expect the turbines installed at Caversham Weir to generate renewable electricity for 40 years or more. Once built our electricity will be zero carbon, replacing fossil fuel generation on the grid. This electricity will also provide an income for community projects in the local area, as all our profits will benefit the local community.

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