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Torrs Hydro, New Mills

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Torrs Hydro is a co-operative. It raised more than £125,000 through a share issue to build, own and operate a 63KW Reverse archemedean screw called Archie. It is on the River Goyt in the Torrs in New Mills, High Peak Derbushire
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41 reviews
  • August 20, 2017
    We loved this. It's an inspiring community project. It had been raining when we went and the Hydro was generating 50kw/h - free and green. Enough to power 50+ homes. We liked the fact that they were u...  more »
  • May 4, 2017
    Set just off the main road in New Mills, this former wreck has come back to beauty with panache. It can form part of a lovely walk or just be home to a picnic. It's definitely worth a quick visit if y...  more »
  • April 27, 2017
    As far as I can see the whole idea of generating electricity from a water powered Archemdes Screw was a failure from the start! It has cost thousands of pounds with shareholder's expecting to get a re...  more »

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