2023

NY4756 : Warwick Bridge Mill - synchronous alternator

taken 9 months ago, near to Warwick Bridge, Cumbria, England

Warwick Bridge Mill - synchronous alternator
Warwick Bridge Mill - synchronous alternator
When the mill was restored it was decided that money could be made by using the wheel as a microhydropower scheme to also drive this synchronous three phase alternator. This view is looking upwards as it is mounted on the ceiling of the room it is in. Note the smoke detector hanging down nearby. In reality it has done little useful work and if the wheel slows the alternator becomes a motor and draws current from the grid. Perhaps the use of wind turbine technology with an inverter producing synthetic 50 Hz would have worked better.

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Geographical Context: Energy infrastructure Historic sites and artefacts Business, Retail, Services Industry Water resources Place: Warwick Bridge Primary Subject: Mill other tags: Watermill Alternator Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NY4756, 99 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Chris Allen   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 28 September, 2023   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 October, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4742 5691 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.2477N 2:49.2916W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4742 5691
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