New Hydroelectric Turbine May Kill Fewer Fish

New Hydroelectric Turbine May Kill Fewer Fish

New Hydroelectric Turbine May Kill Fewer Fish October 27, 2011 By Evan Dick This story first appeared in BuildingGreen.com Photo © Voith Hydro The three-blade Alden hydroelectric turbine achieves high generation efficiency while allowing fish to pass through unscathed. Rate this project: Based on what you have seen and read about this project, how would you grade it? Use the stars below to indicate your assessment, five stars being the highest rating. ----- Advertising ----- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to field-test a new hydroelectric turbine developed by research engineers at Alden Research Laboratory. The turbine is designed to maximize the use of hydroelectric resources without further jeopardizing migrating fish populations. Preliminary testing indicates that the Alden turbine can main...

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