Micro Hydro: A New Spin on Hydropower

Small-scale hydroelectric turbines offer big opportunities to transform micro hydro energy from flowing water into electrical current.

Free Flow Hydro
Workers prepare to lower a hydrokinetic power generator into the Mississippi River, utilizing one form of micro hydro turbines.
Photo by Free Flow Power Corporation
Verdant Power Inc Kris Unger
This turbine was installed in New York City’s East River in 2006 as part of the Roosevelt Island TidalEnergy Project – the first licensed commercial tidal power project in the United States.
Photo by Verdant Power Inc/Kris Unger
Verdant Power, Inc.2
Verdant Power's hydrokinetic turbines are tethered to the riverbed, turning a river's current into electrical current.
Photo by Verdant Power, Inc.

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