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Wessex Mill Clarks (Wantage) ltd, Wessex Mill, Mill Street, Wantage, OX12 9AB, United Kingdom.

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Power Generated

This shows you how much power is being generated now and what has happened this week. If it is not showing anything it's either because it hasnt rained enough or its rained to much and there is no fall.




Turbine House

Turbine House

Out with the old and in with the new. My brother has been working on a project to redevelop our old mill site on the Thames. It has been derelict since it burnt down in 1945.
Part of the project is to introduce some greener ways of generating heat and power. The old mill turbine (right) is to become the new switch control house
The Screw

The Screw

To replace the old horizontal turbine, we have bought a hydro screw capable of generating 30 kw of electricity an hour.
The screw will use 3 cubic meters of water per second and will bring automatic level control to the river in Oxford.
My father (leaning against the new screw) can remember the noise of the old turbine when he was a little boy. If it stopped he used to wake up and wonder what was wrong. In those days it used to run 24/7 because of the war.
   Being lowered in place

Being lowered in place

The mill race floor before the river is let in

The mill race floor before the river is let in

Sound proofing added and running

Sound proofing added and running