Trees have been planted where land was cleared in preparation for the construction of Abingdon Hydro next to Abingdon Weir.
In the end the environmental project to generate electricity from the Thames in Abingdon did not add up economically.
One quote was received when the project was put out to tender, and that came in at £3.1m- far too high for the scheme to be viable.
£870,000 had been raised from 420 investors. After costs for architects, accountants and other consultants, investors will get back 86p for each £1 invested.