Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Renewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Rewnewables First - Securing a clean energy future, profitably

The Hydro and Wind Company

Securing a clean energy future, profitably

Working in the UK and overseas, Renewables First are engineering consultants and project delivery experts, specialising in Hydropower and Windpower. We have whole-project capability, taking projects from initial feasibility, through consenting and design and on to construction and commissioning. Our focus is on quality and performance, ensuring your completed project will operate reliably and efficiently into the future.

Hydropower

Renewables First are leaders in small scale hydropower development throughout the UK. Our full project capability backed by years of experience with many hydro projects means your project is deliverable and in very capable hands.

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Windpower

Renewables First, specialists in small to medium scale wind turbine projects, are experts in development, consenting and installation processes, delivering high quality wind projects to landowners, businesses and community groups.

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Are you considering a hydropower project?

Renewables First have full project capability and offer hydropower services from initial feasibility study through system design to installation.

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Project Blog

Read more about our exciting and innovative hydro and wind power projects in our project blog pages – see our most recent projects below. Our experience with Hydropower and Windpower projects is wide and varied, covering all types of turbines across a range of scales and locations and our full project capability means your project is in safe hands from initial project feasibility assessment through to construction and operation – Renewables First does the lot!

Hydropower Projects

Grand opening of Saddleworth Community Hydro

Grand opening of Saddleworth Community Hydro

On September 23rd, the Saddleworth Community Hydro scheme was officially opened by Adrian Ramsey, chief executive of the Centre for Alternative Technology claiming, “Saddleworth has led the way in promoting a clean, reliable supply of energy and it is extremely inspiring…”

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Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

The Pershore Weir twin Archimedean screw hydropower scheme, designed and installed by Renewables First, was successfully commissioned on 20th August 2014 by Spaans Babcock. The scheme has since won an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) award for innovation.

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Windpower Projects

Wind turbine commissioning at Blacktoft

Wind turbine commissioning at Blacktoft

With the wind turbine commissioning complete, the turbine was officially handed over to Blacktoft Cucumber Nursery. Four months later in spring sunshine, we returned to the site and took a selection of photographs of the 500 kW wind turbine in operation.

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Baulker Farm wind turbine running

Baulker Farm wind turbine running

The newly installed EWT 500 kW wind turbine at Baulker Farm is performing to expectation and makes the site almost self sufficient in electricity. Renewables First has project managed the design and installation of the scheme from the instant the client obtained planning permission.

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Renewables First Learning Centres

Our Learning Centres contain answers to many of the frequent questions about Hydropower and Windpower,
covering general principals, performance, finance and various fundamental technical concepts.

Clients

Associations & Membership

Renewable UK British Hydropower Association Renewable Energy Consumer Code Country Land & Business Association