Fish-friendly micro hydropower turbine

Here’s a great idea. it’s inspired by nature, and delivers clean and decentralized energy at a low cost, without harming the local environment. By basing this turbine on the principle of a whirlpool, it is both fish friendly and can let debris pass through.

This is the company’s first 15kW low-head hydropower turbine. It’s a scalable technology that can be installed at any kind of waterfall, rapid, or water control structure in rivers and canals.

While not suitable for a large American home, it could deliver enough power for basics in rural areas, remote places, and developing nations’ villages.