Thursday, July 09, 2020

Saughton Park - the UK's first Eco Powered Park!

What meets the eye in Edinburgh’s beautiful Saughton Park almost has to be seen to be believed but there is a lot more to it than that! It is green in more ways than one!

The completion of this incredible project makes it the UK’s first eco-powered greenspace, proving that modern technology can be introduced to historic public parks. These are both aspects I have been personally involved in and I’m passionate about. The turbine was part of an original idea brought to me over a decade ago by Paul Turner. The idea was to return the weir to its original use with the installation of a water turbine that would power the winter gardens and possibly more. The reality is even better with the max output of 39kw and the addition of two ground source heat exchangers, this more than powers the new renovated park including the new cafe with plenty left over to feed into the grid.  It has been a dream of mine for over a decade and to have it become reality in such an impressive way is just fantastic.

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Saughton Park - the UK's first Eco Powered Park!

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