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Highland Delivery

Our latest installation at the fabulous Ardtornish Estate in Morven, Scotland required delivery along some single track roads through stunning mountain scenery. This installation is their third hydropower system and will provide a unique visitor attraction as well as...

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Investment Opportunity – 7.5% return

Linton Hydro launches bond offer to raise £2.5M to build the largest diameter screw in the world for installation at a project designed by MannPower later this year near York. For more information and to apply to invest please visit the project web site at...

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320kW Totnes Project commissioned on schedule

A 320kW twin screw project was successfully commissioned in the centre of Totnes in Dec 2015, and is now generating 15% more power than expected. The system is on the very last weir on the river Dart (that already has two other operating Archimedean screw systems...

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10 Years On

The first screw system we designed and installed in Scotland, located near Strathdon in the Cairngorms National Park has now been operating for almost 10 years. Average output over this period has been just over 12% higher than we predicted, thus proving what a good...

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100kW twin screw project operating on only 1.5m head

An ultra low head scheme operating on only 1.5m head and producing 100kW from twin screws was commissioned near Inverness ahead of schedule and is now delivering power to the local farm. The river level upstream varies throughout the day by up to 700mm because of...

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Mann Power installs turbine at birthplace of hydropower

In a truly historic development, Mann Power Consulting has installed an Archimedean Screw turbine at Cragside House – the first house to be lit by hydropower and the technology’s spiritual home. The site near Rothbury in Northumberland now boasts a 17-metre long steel...

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End Of An Era

After nearly 10 years, the very first employee of Mann Power Consulting, Administrator Sue Hogge, is leaving the company to pursue her passion for sailing, and spend more time with her family. During her time at MPCL, Sue proved herself to be an invaluable member of...

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Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) explained

When the government announced changes to Feed-in Tariffs for hydropower schemes Mann Power managing director Dave Mann the move as a major step forward in the war on climate change. But what exactly are Feed-in Tariffs? Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) are the electricity...

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River vs fish power – an ancient argument!

This document from the nineteenth century reveals that trade off between harnessing the power of Britain’s waterways and protecting fish stocks is far from a new argument. Thankfully the Archimedean Screw hydropower turbine that Mann Power specialises in means there...

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Tests prove fish-friendly credentials

Comprehensive, detailed studies into Archimedean Screw hydropower turbines conducted at the River Dart Country Park at Ashburton in Devon have confirmed its fish-friendly credentials. The Screw, installed by Mann Power, was conducted in conjunction with the...

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One year on: a very satisfied customer

Mark Simpson, owner of the River Dart Country Park at Ashburton in Devon decided to install an Archimedean screw to replace an old Kaplan system which had been beset by problems in the past. “The screw suits this environment so well, particularly given the vagaries of...

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The Archimedean Screw Revolution

Having been used as a pump for thousands of years, it seems amazing that only 10 years ago, the modern application of the Archimedean screw as a generating technology was as yet unknown in the UK. In 2004, our Managing Director, Dave Mann, had to travel to Germany to...

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