According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, England and Wales have up to 248 megawatts of unexploited hydro potential at around 1,692 sites (a 100kW scheme could power 50 houses).
248 x 10 x 50 equals 124,000 houses.
Out of some 21 million households in the country. Excellent, we\’ve just powered 0.6% of the country. Without industry or transport.
After five years\’ work, Woodman created a 3kW scheme that powers his house.
At vast and huge cost in human labour.
It\’s all very fun and you can rummage around on Welsh hillsides if you like but it\’s not actually a solution to anything, is it?