Mother's Hydroelectric Plant

It took a little innovation and improvisation, but in 1980 MOTHER EARTH NEWS was able to set up a 110 volt AC hydropower plant on a low-head stream on their property.

066 hydroelectric plant - digging a cofferdam
One of MOTHER EARTH NEWS' hard-working Eco-Village employees digs a cofferdam to allow the installation of ten-inch intake pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF