Saturday, April 9, 2011

Micro hydro: how it works

Micro hydro uses diverted river water to local produce up to 100 KW of power. Very useful in water rich areas where access to other energy sources is difficult. Find out how it works in this minute long silent animation.

The ecological impact of small-scale hydro is minimal; but the low-level environmental effects must be taken into consideration before construction begins. Stream water will be diverted away from part of the stream, so proper caution must be exercised to ensure there is no damaging impact on the local ecology.

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