Cragside Hall in Northumberland was the first house in the world to be lit by hydropower
Hydroelectricity accounts for 18% of the renewable energy produced in this country.
There is an untapped potential for hydroelectricity that exists in almost every river in this country which can help tackle global warming, provide ethical investment opportunities and provide benefit to the local community. The river weirs and mills that once drove the early stages of the industrial revolution (and earlier) still exist. River weirs were constructed in their thousands and we seek to re-use them for their original purpose – this time round however, to generate renewable electricity rather than mechanical power, without burning fossil fuels; water directly to electricity with no greenhouse gas emissions in between.