Site No.2GC35 – 2012

Name: Fletcher’s Horse World
Site Identification #: 2GC35-2012
Location: Lat – 42 56 14.03 Long – 0 80 15 6.92
Address: 2173 Cockshutt Rd. Waterford, ON, CANADA N0E 1Y0
Watercourse: Nanticoke Creek
Description: The Fletchers Horse World had an old mill building and dam on the property that was last used to produce DC electric power a long time ago. The turbine was in the local museum building and although the building needed some repair John Fletcher was interested in restoring the site to generate electricity to offset his fairly large electric bill on his horse farm/event centre. John also wanted to improve the appearance of the site because the bridge crossing over the dam and beside the old mill building was also his personal residence driveway. Restoring the site but keeping the historical aspects and bringing these historical aspects back in operation was the project’s goal. This project is owned by the Fletchers.

Overview

Maximum Output: 7.2 kW
Generator Type: Induction Generator
Connection Type: 240 V single phase grid connected (Net Metering)
Screw Design Type: Concrete Cast In place – Stainless Steel Trough
Maximum Design Flow Capacity: 536 Liters per second
Design Head: 1.7 Meters
RPM: 41
Est. annual output: 50415 kWh

Investment in this project has been provided in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). In Ontario, this program is delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.
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Site Location

This video shows Fletchers Horse Farm and the area around the micro hydro screw generator being installed at the old mill site on the farm. Other videos show the old mill and the immediate site, but this video shows the setting on a larger scale.
Micro hydro screw generator - general setting of location at Fletcher Horse Farm
This video shows Fletchers Horse Farm and the area around...
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Pre-installation

Video of Fletcher's Horse Farm old mill site prior to installation of GreenBug Energy archimedes screw micro hydro system.
Fletcher Horse Farm Pre installation of micro hydro system
Video of Fletcher's Horse Farm old mill site prior to...
Fletchers Horse Farm old mill site tour pre installation of Greenbug archimedes screw
Site tour of old mill building and intake and surroundings...
Fletchers Horse Farm site prior to archimedes screw installation beginning
More footage of the Fletcher Horse Farm micro hydro site...
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Site Work Construction

Cleaning rocks and debris out of old mill intake tunnel during construction.
Cleaning out old water intake tunnel at Fletcher Horse Farm
Cleaning rocks and debris out of old mill intake tunnel...
Cutting out old mill tunnel wall to allow addition for archimedes screw
Removal of end wall of old mill water intake tunnel...
Clearing debris from old intake to allow installation of new archimedes screw
Greenbug Energy clears away old tires, rocks and debris from...
Micro hydro archimedes screw installation concrete site work
Concrete forming and pouring by GreenBug Energy at Fletchers Horse...
Archimedes screw installation
Concrete site work during installation of small Archimedes screw
Greenbug Energy micro hydro installation
Concrete work being done for a small micro hydro archimedes...

Finished Installation

Archimedes screw turbine, 55 inch diameter, 7.2 kW installed at Fletcher Horse farm, grid tied, with net metering arrangement to offset electricity usage/bill on farm. First part of video is looking down from top of screw, second part is bottom of screw.
55 inch diameter screw turning - Fletcher Horse Farm
Archimedes screw turbine, 55 inch diameter, 7.2 kW installed at...
Micro Hydro Site operating at freezing temperatures
Greenbug Energy micro-hydro site in Ontario Canada operating at freezing...
Micro Hydro Site operating at freezing temperatures
Greenbug Energy micro-hydro site in Ontario Canada operating at freezing...
Micro Hydro Site operating at freezing temperatures
Greenbug Energy micro-hydro site in Ontario Canada operating at freezing...
Micro Hydro Site operating at freezing temperatures
Greenbug Energy micro-hydro site in Ontario Canada operating at freezing...
Decibel sound levels around Archimedes Screw Generator
Testing decibel sound levels on Feb. 20th, 2015 at Fletcher's...
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Site Location (12 photos)

Pre-installation (14 photos)

Screw Manufacturing (3 photos)

Site Work Construction (19 photos)

Finished Installation (5 photos)