SJ7567 : Cranage hydro power plant - detail

taken 8 months ago, near to Cranage, Cheshire, Great Britain

Cranage hydro power plant - detail
Cranage hydro power plant - detail
The weir on the river Dane originally provided a head of water for the water-powered Cranage Mill. The site is now occupied by Massey Feeds, and the weir is still used for power generation but by means of an enclosed archimides screw installed in 2015 to generate up to 500MWh/year of electricity. Website: LinkExternal link

This is the tail race of the screw turbine. It's hard to see the screw itself inside the safety grille.
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SJ7567, 49 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Date (from Tags)
2015 
River (from Tags)
Dane 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7578 6766 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.3272N 2:21.8441W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7579 6766
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Hydro Electric Power  Archimedean Screw 

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