Largest community hydro scheme in England nears construction completion
Sandford Hydro in Oxfordshire is nearing construction completion, with the 3 Archimedes screws which will power the 440kw run of the river scheme, having been lowered into place this first week of May. Take a look at a great clip of the action here:
LNP advised Charity Bank on the debt financing of this scheme, which was part funded through a community share raise and partly through debt. Low Carbon Hub which has developed a number of community schemes around Oxfordshire, was the developer.
The scheme should start generating electricity in early July this year.