“When Devon Wildlife Trust decided to restore Cricklepit Mill and make this the trust’s headquarters we wanted to demonstrate renewable energy being generated in harmony with the environment.
Being a watermill, a small-scale hydropower system was the obvious choice so we engaged Renewables First to do a feasibility study, then subsequent to that they obtained all of the consents from the Environment Agency, designed the system and built it.
The finished hydro system has be installed to a really high standard and has become a big visitors attraction at the mill. Hydropower is surprisingly complicated and the project took a long time, so it is important to have a supplier you can rely on, and Renewables First have really excelled in supporting us both throughout the installation and beyond.”
Operations Coordinator, Devon Wildlife Trust