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Visitors from Canada

On 22nd February we were visited by Associate Professor David Lubitz and Scott Simmons from the School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada.  David has a research programme on microhydro turbines. The long term goal is to develop improved tools for designing Archimedes screw generator installations optimized for their sites. They came to take a variety […]

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Physics Review hydro poster Feb 2020

Water power – for A level students

Education is important to the Esk Energy team. Therefore we were particularly pleased to be mentioned in an article in the February 2020 edition of Physics Review published by Hodder Education. The magazine is aimed at A level students. You can download the poster below which includes an image of our Live View from Hodder […]

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Working with Durham University

We are delighted to have had working with us students from Durham University. Liam Wood, a student on the Durham University MSc in New and Renewable Energy, worked with us in 2017-18 on possible ways to reduce head loss in our inlet channel, which could potentially improve power output. His unpublished Durham University MSc Project […]

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NYMNPA apprentices visit site April 2017

NYMNPA apprentices visit site April 2017

Recently the two teams of apprentices who work for the North York Moors National Park visited our site. They had a tour round to find out how the turbine works and what was involved in setting up the scheme. Following the tour they helped our team of volunteers to thin out alder saplings and sort […]

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Model of turbine

Key Stage 2 resources for schools

In 2016, Esk Energy successfully applied for a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust to undertake a project with  Ruswarp C of E Primary School to help them develop their literacy and numeracy skills by exploring how we generate electricity from their river. The grant was to enable us to undertake a project which would involve developing materials, a visit […]

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