Future Renewables specialises in small-scale hydro electric schemes, in a suitable location small-scale hydropower is one of the most cost-effective and reliable of the renewable energy technologies.

Benefits of Hydro Electric

A high efficiency levels (70 – 90 %)

A high capacity factor i.e. time generating power throughout the year (typically greater than 50%

A high level of predictability, varying with annual rainfall patterns.

A slow rate of change; the output power varies only gradually from day to day (not from minute to minute).

It is a long-lasting and robust technology; systems can readily be engineered to last for 50 years or more.

Hydro Principles

The basic principle of hydropower is that water can be piped from a certain level to a lower level, with the resulting water pressure being used to do work. If the water pressure is allowed to move a mechanical component then that movement involves the conversion of the potential energy of the water into mechanical energy. Hydro turbines convert water pressure into mechanical shaft power, which can be used to drive an electricity generator.

As a company we can offer a range of services for potential Hydro developers and Hydro site owners throughout the design, installation process and post commission stage.  We offer Initial feasibility Hydro survey, planning and abstraction licence, detailed design, project Management and Installations and maintenance.