Progress update: BWCE Waterwheel at Batheaston now generating electricity

The community owned waterwheel at the Old Mill Hotel has finally started turning. The wheel was the first project discussed by the newly formed Bath & West Community Energy 6 years ago, but has now, finally, come to fruition.

In the mean time BWCE has raised just under £13million for 16MW of projects for solar arrays and panels on schools. BWCE are hoping the wheel will act as a show piece for clean energy and inspiration for others to work together combat climate change.

There was a slight hiccup at the start of the month when the area is flooded, but the wheel survived and is now in place and generating clean electricity.

More information on the installation of the wheel can be found on the BWCE website.

Posted in Bath and West Community Energy, Energy.