Friday, February 3, 2012

Our Vision #23: Micro-hydro

About a hundred years ago, the Ute Ulay mining operations began to generate electricity by hydropower. Given the Hardrock Revision’s focus on sustainability, the team recommends installing a modern hydropower system. 
old dam and new micro-hydropower
Used on many farms,  ranches, and homes in remote locations, micro-hydropower systems can generate up to 100 kilowatts of electricity. Current systems respond to varying water flow rates and seasonal changes to ensure reliable power. For the Ute Ulay, a sensitive eye for history and innovation will be needed to implement a micro-hydropower system that compliments the historical precedent.

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