From Biofuel and Algae to Flying Wind Turbines and Nuclear Waste, learn about some really brilliant methods for powering our vehicles our homes, our cities and even our planet. Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see one of these powering your city?
Introducing a portable hydroelectricity solution developed by Globaltech Energy. Global Tech Energy proudly introduces the PWG (Portable Water Generator). Create energy in nearly any moving body of water with our PWG. A simple revolutionary designed renewable energy product that is small, lightweight, portable and powerful. The PWG can be transported to nearly any remote work-site with ease by Utilizing back packs small utility vehicles. Learn more at globaltechenergy.com Video Rating: 0 / 5
www.green-translation-service.com Short video explaining how pumped-storage plants produce electricity. Video Rating: 5 / 5
The new hydroelectric installation at Mapledurham Mill, Oxfordshire, Weighs 24.7 tons Diameter 3.5 metres Generates up to 500000 kWh/year Flow quoted as 1800 gallons (8000 litres) of water per second, the equivalent of 280 Olympic sized swimming pools every day
Revolution Hydro Power Converter. Hydroelectric Inflow Dam System, an innovative design comprising modular hydroelectric energy production units, each being characterized by an enclosed column partially immersed in water. The upper portion of the inflow dam above the water level houses the generator, converter, transformer and control system. One or several turbines at the bottom end of the column receive water jets from nozzles to rotate the turbine(s) to produce electricity. Evacuation pipe discharges water downstream of the turbine(s) to a lower ground by gravity. This system is modular, portable and scalable and can be deployed individually or connected in a network according to the designed power capacity. Comparative advantages of Hydroelectric Inflow Dam System: Minimal ecological footprint. System can be installed without the need to construct a dam. Generic construction, there is only one model that is adaptable to different installations. Not dependent on waves and current, it works well in still water or tidal basins. Efficiency in manufacturing, installation, deployment and maintenance Easy maintenance without interruption of power supply. Modular and portable by land, sea and air transport. Mass production to achieve economy of scale. High power density per water surface area No technological incertitude. Hydroelectric Inflow Dam System works well in two or more cascading reservoirs. Install at location where water containment can be still … Video Rating: 5 / 5
Peru has been hit hard by climate change. It has seen natural disasters, damage to agriculture and water shortages. In the last 25 years, glaciers in the Andes have shrunk by a quarter. And that is having a dramatic impact on water supplies.At the same time, the Andes hold huge potential for hydroelectric power. Peru already generates around 60 percent of its power from hydroelectric sources. But it could produce much more. Large parts of the country are not yet connected to the power grid. Over 5 million Peruvians have no normal power supply. But that could soon change thanks to an aid organization which is building micro hydroelectric power plants in remote parts of the Andes.
The 14th turbine running to produce electric energy in Itaipu Binacional dam at the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Video Rating: 0 / 5
nazret.com – The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Grand Millennium Hydroelectric Project, April 2, 2011 The Grand Millennium Hydroelectric to be built on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia will have a generating capacity of 5250 MW, the largest in Africa and 10th largest in the world according to Wiki. Ethiopia expects to have 10000MW in five years. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Construction of the dam will take 5 years to be completed. The Vietnamese-Cambodian joint venture will be able to exploit for 30 years the energy resources produced by the plant, which will then be transferred to the state after the license expires. The dam will occupy 37000 hectares of land, impacting fisheries and related activities. People in 4 communes, most of whom are indigenous people who depend on fishing and farming to support their daily living, will have to abandon the area and their long-standing way of life. What strategies do the government and the companies have to compensate the people who will be affected by this USD 800 million project? Video Rating: 5 / 5
“Hydroelectric” written and performed by Lightning Killed My Parents at The Wave on August 19, 2011. Dylan Greene – Vocals Shannon Hara – Guitar Ricky Coates – Trumpet Mike Magoo – Trombone Max VanLiew – Bari Sax Toni LaMantia – Alto Sax Tony Berrafato – Bass Brian Kenney – Drums