Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Gravitational Vortex Power Plant is Safe for Fish

If you think hydroelectric power only comes in valley dominating sizes, think again. There are various kinds of small scale hydro-electric power systems. The typical such installation is a homeowner in the woods who has a permanent stream running across their land. If they can capture the water the right way, they can run it through a small generator and get some power.

This gravitational vortex thing is a similarly sized idea. But it's very high efficiency, does not create a danger to fish, and improves water quality by adding oxygen (aerating the water). Very interesting.

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