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Clean Power for Windsor Castle

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Aerial view of Windsor Castle shows the location of the proposed
hydro-electric project
. Image: Official website of the British Monarchy

A plan to provide clean electricity for Windsor Castle is underway. The project, the first of its kind in the south of England, will generate environmentally friendly energy from the flow of water over Romney weir on the Thames. The generated electricity will be exported to Windsor Castle, to serve The Queen's Royal Household and the public. Interestingly, the first public electricity supply in the world was generated in Godalming, Surrey, using a waterwheel at a nearby mill. See the Ingenious Timeline.

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