Sunday, July 03, 2011

Dyfi Furnace

Dyfi Iron Furnace was built circa 1755 and sits astride Afon Einion. The waterwheel drove the bellows for the blast furnace, and nearby woodlands provided charcoal for the process.  Later the waterwheel powered a sawmill, and currently, it is used to put a small amount of power into the electrical grid.  According to the display inside, it was producing 10kW of electricity at the time I took this shot, enough to power about 8 homes.
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