Monday, July 25, 2005

Windsor Hydro

Windsor Castle received full planning permission to build a hydro-power station on the Thames River. The 200 kW station would cost 1 million pound, and provide a 3rd of Windsor Castle's electricity needs.
Running 8,000 hours per year, this station would save 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions (European baseline), or 16,000 tonnes over a 20 year lifetime, or a cost of more than 60 GBP/tonne CO2 saved (not including maintenance and operating costs).
At a tariff of 6 pence, the station saves 96,000 GBP per year, i.e. pays itself back in 10.4 years.
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