Micro-Hydroelectric Power and the Historic Environment
This guidance sets out what to do if you are considering installing micro-hydroelectric systems at historic buildings or sites.
Small scale systems for generating electricity by water power, or micro-hydroelectric systems, are becoming popular because they produce no carbon emissions, reducing the impact on the natural environment. However they do need careful planning when applied to historic places.
This document is intended as a working document. Comments and new information are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected].
- What is hydroelectric power?
- How do hydroelectric systems work?
- Planning the installation
- Cost and grants
- Useful contacts
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