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Backyard hydro: microhydropower system

Three Gorges, Itaipu, Grand Coulee… all dams capable of producing thousands of megawatts of power. But you don’t need a dam, nor a Niagara falls, to create energy from water.

If you have some fairly fast-flowing water on your property, you just may have a renewable energy source to tap into- permits permitting. In this video, Real Goods’ Erik Frye gave us the rundown on installing a microhydropower system in your backyard.