Within the many thousands of potential hydro sites in the UK lies a
largely untapped source of renewable energy.
Until recently many of these sites were dismissed as unviable as the
cost of development was high and not matched by the revenue income
they could generate.
Recently, three principal factors have changed
1) The introduction of the Feed in Tariff.
2) The escalating cost of energy and
3) The introduction of new equipment at affordable prices.
It is this third area where we, at Ecowave Systems, are most active.
Our research showed that larger hydro sites are quickly targeted by
developers and investors. However for every large site there are
dozens of smaller ones with owners keen to install their own micro
Developing these sites properly usually requires a considerable level
of investment and our experience proved that although some savings
could be made in most areas, it was particularly difficult to reduce
the cost of the mechanical and electrical equipment, particularly the
The choice of small sub 50kW turbines is extremely limited with the
principal suppliers based in mainland Europe or the Far East.
At Ecowave Systems we believe we have developed and sourced a range
of products which fill this gap enabling this green, renewable
technology to be rolled out to sites previously deemed unviable.
Please note we are equipment designers and manufacturers. We do
not install hydropower schemes or provide a hydropower consultancy
If you are new to hydropower check out our
resources page. If you are
installing your own scheme we always recommend taking advice from a
professional hydropower consultant.
Ecowave Systems Ltd. operates in partnership with several hydropower
engineers and installers. Please
contact us for further details.