Whirlpool turbine creates fish-friendly hydropower

Whirlpool turbine creates fish-friendly hydropower

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Turbulent’s goal is to provide sustainable energy for remote communities in a manner that causes no harm to the environment. Using the constancy of the flow of water as the power source, Turbulent’s hydropower generators work around-the-clock. With only one moving part, maintenance costs are minimal. Installation is relatively easy, with many locations generating power within a week. The deep drop structures created by controversial damming projects often alter the course of the water’s path. The Belgian team’s design, on the other hand, requires only a 1.5 meter height difference to work. Placement of the turbines in the correct location in turn becomes easier to find while also helping to keep additional construction to a minimum.

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