The prototype hydro turbine was successfully sea trialed in February 2019 in runs on the Itchen River, Southampton. The aim now is to develop and productionise a full scale hydro turbine, grid connected to both local communities and the Grid.
Sites have been identified were water wheels were previously installed running Mills.
The wheel sites have been built up to increase the uni directional water flow to ~6-12kn, well above bi directional tidal rates. Planning and consent applications are now being undertaken.