The DOE says a new powerhouse and fish passage system boost a Washington dam’s power-production capacity while aiding steelhead and salmon.
Taking advantage of existing hydropower, Facebook opens a data center in Luleå, Sweden, that the company says run 100 percent on renewable energy.
Txchnologist takes a look at the issue of small hydroelectric power, which takes many forms but generally involves finding ways to use the natural movement of water in a river to an electricity generating advantage.
New Zealand sourced three-quarters of its electricity from renewables in 2010, as rain boosted hydro and new geothermal and wind came online.
A Michigan man, noting the design of the filter-feeding basking shark, develops a process said to improve a single hydro turbine blade’s efficiency by 40 percent.
German researchers have developed a hydroelectric power plant design with almost no environmental impact that would make it very easy for fish to pass through.