Small-Scale Hydropower: An Inside Look at Making Renewable Energy

Sarah Hill-Nelson, co-owner of the Bowersock Mills and Power Co. in Lawrence, Kan., talks about low-impact hydropower and the great potential of this type of renewable energy.

Small hydropower
The Bowersock Mills and Power Co. is a small hydropower plant in Lawrence, Kan., that is certified as a low impact hydroelectric facility. This is a “run of river” plant, meaning that it doesn’t significantly alter the river’s flow.
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