Water Power: the Micro-Hydro Revolution

This Catalyst article is about a micro-hydroelectric power station on a river in Yorkshire. As oil prices soar and global warming threatens, the need for affordable green solutions to the energy crisis is ever increasing. Giant hydroelectric power stations, such as the Three Gorges Dam in China, will help to fulfil this necessity. However, with the benefits of large scale hydro power not so clear cut some people are turning back to basics; and there is a new mini-revolution in micro-hydro. This article describes one small scale project.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2009, Volume 19, Issue 3.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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