Stockport Hydro power station

Stockport Hydro power station

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Caption: Stockport Hydro power station. View of one of the Archimedes screws of Stockport Hydro, Cheshire, UK. This community-owned renewable energy project produces electricity by using water diverted from a weir to turn two Archimedes screws connected to generators. It began operation in 2012 and can generate up to 230,000kWh of electricity each year.

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