As the world becomes increasingly focused on how we can use renewable energy sources to fuel our economies, Oxfordshire’s finest palace is no exception.


Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The picturesque grounds of this palace saw the birth of one of Britain’s greatest Prime Minsters, Sir Winston Churchill. The English Baroque style still astounds hundreds of thousands of visitors a year with its spectacular beauty.

The palace is installing a hydropower scheme as part of plans to make the residence one of Britain’s greenest. The technology will be fitted on the River Glyme at Bladon Dam.

With an expected lifespan of 40 years, we look forward to seeing this historical venue step into the 21st century of energy generation, developing enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 18 homes per year.

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