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A StreamOne of the most important ways of generating energy comes from running water. And it's not just from the large dams and dramatic waterfalls that come to mind when we think of hydroelectricity. There are also small-scale hydropower systems available for homes, farms, parks, and remote locations that are clean and efficient.

Micro-hydro systems are a great source of renewable energy. Their impact on an area's natural setting and wildlife is minimal too. Micro-hydro systems don't use dams to store and direct water, making them a healthier environmental alternative to large hydroelectric stations. By simply capitalizing on the continuous energy released by running water, micro-hydro systems are among the most resourceful sources of renewable energy.

Types of Micro-Hydro Systems

How Do Micro-Hydro Systems Function?

Considering Your Own Micro-Hydro Site?

Revised: Wednesday July 15 2009


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