Plowboy Interview: William H. Delp II on Hydroelectric and Wind Power

By the age of 24, Big Bill Delp already had started his own company specializing in hydroelectric power for small homesteads.



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Big Bill Delp, manufacturer of the fastest and most homestead-sized hydroelectric impulse turbine in the west, stands beside one of the big, old turbine wheels that his new equipment is replacing.
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Alternative energy breakthroughs are not always made in expensive labs on big government contracts. Sometimes they're made in places like Noxon, Montana in something like this old Quonset hut . . . the home of Bill Delps company, Independent Power Developers.
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The owners of this remote homestead in the mountains of western Montana now enjoy the comforts of electricity, thanks to the I.P.D. turbine generator. Better yet, they know that their hydroelectric system has minimum impact on the surrounding environment.
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