Manor Farm Quarnford


Address/venue name: Manor Farm
SK17 0SO
Building type: Standalone medium head micro hydro
Green Technology: 15 kW crossflow turbine

Venue details

Name of owners: Geoff Tunnicliffe
Who installed green technology: Western Renewable Energy
Why they did it: To help generate additional income for the farm enterprise
Benefits: Geoff has managed to offset farm costs and utilise a natural source of energy within the land holding
What they did to get approval from National Park for the work: Abstraction license from the Environment Agency and planning permission from the National Park Authority went smoothly, but was handled by WRE as agents
What were the biggest problems faced: Some concern from local fishing interests
What did it cost, what savings are made: Part funded by a rural regeneration (RAZ) grant