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At the confluence of the Goyt and Sett rivers in Derbyshire, deep in the gorge which divides the town of New Mills,
there is a hydro-electric installation where a water-driven Archimedes' Screw drives a 47KWh  turbine. It produces
enough power to supply a nearby supermarket with its entire electricity requirement.
In the shot below, the screw device is in the cage beside the weir.


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8-4 15:24
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Beautiful shot.
8-4 15:48
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Nice shot
Thanks for sharing
8-4 20:55
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ckat007 Posted at 8-4 20:55
Nice shot
Thanks for sharing

Thanks ckat. It's a great area for walks.
8-4 22:20
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-4 22:20
Thanks ckat. It's a great area for walks.

You're welcome
8-4 23:33
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-4 22:20
Thanks ckat. It's a great area for walks.

Do you have any video with this?
8-4 23:36
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ckat007 Posted at 8-4 23:36
Do you have any video with this?

I've nothing showing it close up, but there are a number of short videos of it working, on YT.
Here's a link to one during its installation:
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Nicely captured .    
8-5 01:04
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Excellent capture
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-4 23:41
I've nothing showing it close up, but there are a number of short videos of it working, on YT.
Here's a link to one during its installation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrIN5KEuIk

Cool vid mate
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Not one of mine though, I found that example for someone who asked
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-4 23:41
I've nothing showing it close up, but there are a number of short videos of it working, on YT.
Here's a link to one during its installation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrIN5KEuIk

WOW....
Thanks mate!
8-5 06:59
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ckat007 Posted at 8-5 06:59
WOW....
Thanks mate!

You're welcome. But I can't claim any credit for the video. It's just one of several on YT.
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-5 05:33
Not one of mine though, I found that example for someone who asked

Ah, OK - thanks for sharing then
8-5 07:51
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Stunning capture.  
8-5 10:41
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Thanks RDB. That gorge is at the start of the Sett Valley Trail. A good walking route up to High Peak and Kinder Scout. Hills that would like to be mountains
8-5 10:44
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-5 07:07
You're welcome. But I can't claim any credit for the video. It's just one of several on YT.

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WOW! Nice work
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Thank you!
8-5 22:14
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Great shot Captain. Thanks for sharing!
8-6 02:46
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QQRUCH Posted at 8-6 02:46
Great shot Captain. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you QQ
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you're welcome Captain
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-5 10:44
Thanks RDB. That gorge is at the start of the Sett Valley Trail. A good walking route up to High Peak and Kinder Scout. Hills that would like to be mountains

You're welcome.
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Absolutely my pleasure!
8-6 15:28
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Interesting fact. Never thought such small waterfall can produce something than beautifulness
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dimidrone Posted at 8-6 19:22
Interesting fact. Never thought such small waterfall can produce something than beautifulness

Thank you. It was a community project, and I believe it was the first of its kind in the UK.
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Back in the area, and in Covid Lockdown until 4th October. Our confinement cell figures in this picture, but is obscured by trees.
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Nice!
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Thank you.  It is very close to where we are staying at the moment. If you scroll up a couple of spots to #27 I've added a picture in which our place is hidden by the trees We cannot go out until Sunday due to quarantine restrictions for Covid 19
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Blériot53 Posted at 10-1 06:09
Thank you.  It is very close to where we are staying at the moment. If you scroll up a couple of spots to #27 I've added a picture in which our place is hidden by the trees  We cannot go out until Sunday due to quarantine restrictions for Covid 19

No problem! Yep i did see your post!
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Really cool capture
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Planner68 Posted at 10-1 14:32
Really cool capture

Thanks. It's just a few minutes' walk from where we're staying.
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Interesting images, thank you for sharing. I've seen these used to convey water uphill at treatment facilities, but never to generate electricity.
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AeroNW Posted at 10-1 15:32
Interesting images, thank you for sharing. I've seen these used to convey water uphill at treatment facilities, but never to generate electricity.

Thank you. There aren't many around the UK. This is one of only two I've come across. Pity there aren't more.
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Nice capture!
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-4 23:41
I've nothing showing it close up, but there are a number of short videos of it working, on YT.
Here's a link to one during its installation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrIN5KEuIk

Nice video too!
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Thanks Monty
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I searched t'internet for that one.  There's some remedial work going on in the gorge at the moment. When it's finished I'll be down there for another look.
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You're welcome!
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Blériot53 Posted at 10-4 07:54
I searched t'internet for that one.  There's some remedial work going on in the gorge at the moment. When it's finished I'll be down there for another look.

Nice. They make for an interesting subject!
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