A 10-tonne ‘Archimedes screw’ has been hoisted into place for a new hydro-electric scheme at Saughton Park which will make the park fully eco-powered. Pictures show the 10-metre long object – which generates power through a rotational force created by water moving from high to low – being lowered into position on Tuesday October 1st. The part, which arrived from Holland earlier this week, brings the micro-hydro scheme a step closer to full operation to ensure the park is fully eco-powered. It is expected that the electricity in the park will be hydro-powered from early 2020. Ground source heating is already being used in the park’s buildings and glasshouse and the hydro-power generated by the Archimedes screw, using water directly from the Water of Leith, will provide electricity across the park.
Edinburgh Evening News 1st Oct 2019 read more »