About Corin Hughes Limited..

Corin Hughes Limited was established in 2011 with a mission to build renewable energy systems. We commissioned our first hydro system at Clock Mill in 2012, which was quickly followed by further installations at Arrow Mills and Derwydd. Our fourth hydro installation at Valley Cottage was completed in 2015 and our fifth at Corwen in 2016. Corwen was our first community owned project. Around 90 shareholders, many of them local, raised £300,000 to build the scheme.

We are now developing a number of large, community and privately funded solar PV and battery projects. Click on the photos with yellow and orange banners on our homepage for more information.

We also work on wind turbine projects.

We are a small, capable company with a track record of delivering successful projects. We are professional, flexible and responsive. Most of our clients find us by word of mouth, which is testament to our excellent work.

We can manage your project from feasibility to installation and beyond, whatever your requirements. Our clients range from householders and farmers to businesses and government agencies. No matter with whom we are dealing, our approach remains the same: we listen to our clients, adapt to their needs and keep them well informed througout the process.

Meet the team

Corin Hughes
Engineer and Managing Director

Corin explaining the basics of hydropower.

Corin has a BA in Natural Sciences from St John’s College, Cambridge and an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology from Loughborough University. He has 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, including 2 years working with Segen (formerly Hydro Generation), on a series of projects including feasibility, planning and installation of wind and hydropower projects. He left Segen to become a self-employed renewable energy professional in 2009 and set up Corin Hughes Limited in 2011. Whilst at Segen, Corin was the company representative to the British Wind Energy Association (now Renewable UK). He has also been an active member of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Hydropower Working Group.

In his free time, Corin enjoys running and occasional blasts on his trumpet.

Michael Hughes

Mike laughing.

Mike has a BSc in Physics from Bristol University. He has 50 years’ experience in engineering, including electronics engineering, systems engineering and design. Prior to joining Corin Hughes Limited in 2011, Mike specialised in weighing and packaging, working for firms such as AWP (now Automated Packaging Systems), Entenmann’s and Sparc Systems.

Mike enjoys gardening, playing the guitar and singing.