Where will Reading Hydro be?
Downstream of Reading Bridge, a wide weir spans across from Caversham Lock to View Island and a public footpath runs across the top.
Reading Hydro CBS will be installing a new small feature beside the existing Caversham Weir; a hydro-electric power generating system that will cross under the weir footpath, next to View Island. The scheme will only be a few metres wide and will extend a few metres downstream partly under water. Micro hydro schemes operate for much of the year, producing a reliable and unobtrusive renewable source of energy.
Being close to the train station, town centre and easily accessible on foot, the hydro scheme will be open to all to visit, including local schools, universities and community micro-generation groups from all around the country.