Renewables First Ltd.
Renewables First offers feasibility, design, consenting and installation expertise for hydropower projects throughout the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in the most cost effective way.If this is your first encounter with hydropower the different options and engineering details can seem daunting at first. Hydro Engineering is one of those disciplines that benefits greatly from experience, so it is always a wise decision to work with an experienced hydropower contractor.
Renewables First was formed by the demerger of the hydro division of Segen in October 2009, complete with premises, staff and all of the hydro customers.
The Managing Director of Renewables First is Philip Davis, formerly Technical Director of Segen and prior to that Managing Director of Hydro Generation.
Hydro Generation Ltd was set up in 2001, initially as consultants and installers for the South Somerset Hydropower Project. As this successful project was completed the publicity generated led to further hydro projects spread all over the UK and the rapid growth of Hydro Generation to become one of the leading companies in the hydro field.
In 2006 Hydro Generation started providing technical consultancy services to Segen, which a year later lead to a full merger of the two companies. Under the Segen banner the company grew quickly to consolidate its position in the hydro sector and become the UK leader in small wind and a major player in larger-scale solar photovoltaic systems.
In 2009 growing pains lead to the hydro part of Segen being demerged as Renewables First Ltd under the direction of Phil Davis. In October 2010 Renewables First re-entered the wind market, but with a focus on larger turbines. Since the demerger the company has quadrupled in size and continues to grow each year, and expects to keep growing for many years to come to consolidate its leading position in the hydropower and wind industries.