Demonstration sites are pilot scale deployments of new technology which serve as a place for interaction and learning and to expand the possibilities of early-adoption by end-users. A fundamental deliverable of the Dwr Uisce project is to develop four demonstration sites, two micro-hydropower installations and two drain water heat recovery systems, to demonstrate energy recovery using both technologies in Ireland and Wales.
Micro-hydropower demonstration sites
This demonstration site will be active in Spring 2019. The site is currently under construction.
Drain water heat-recovery demonstration sites
This National Trust demonstration site at Penrhyn Castle in Wales will be active in Autumn 2019. The site is on the contractual phase now, and construction is planned to start in Spring 2019.
Drain Water Heat Recovery Site 2:
Industrial wastewater treatment plant
This demonstration site has passed the feasibility studies phase, and is on the contractual phase now. Site will be operational in Summer 2020.