Renewable energy: hydraulic wheel of the ‘Moulin du Geer’

The ‘Moulin du Geer’ a newly Green Key awarded accommodation located in Wallonia (southern part of Belgium), is since January 2008 producing between 70% and 100% of its electricity from a water mill

 The hydraulic wheel of the ‘Moulin du Geer’. (Picture by E.Uskokovic)

The hydraulic wheel of the ‘Moulin du Geer’. (Picture by E.Uskokovic)

Indeed, the owner had restarted the driving wheel of the water mill. Since January 2008 a major part of the electricity of the establishment is product by this system.

The buildings of the mill are dated between the 12th and 19th century and are located in a historical site that been converted into lodges and a meeting room in order to restore the heritage. The accommodation’s facilities have been labelled Green Key in 2016.

At the same time, the heritage of the edges of streams are restored. For the owner to preserve the heritage whether natural or architectural belongs to the same philosophy: to preserve the environment from degradation.