micro hydro

Small Hydropower Market Analysis

One notable driver of small hydropower is the low generation cost compared to other off-grid renewable technologies. This information comes from a deeper analysis that Transparency Market Research published in a new report titled, Small Hydropower Market, by Installed Capacity – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast, 2015 — … [continued]

Small-Scale Hydroelectric Can Help To Regenerate “Deprived” Rural Areas

Small-scale hydroelectric, alternately known as micro-hydro, development can go a long ways to “regenerate” deprived rural areas, bringing in significant economic benefits, according to a new report from Cardiff Business School. The researchers involved in the new work estimate that, for every 1 megawatt (MW) of new community-owned small-scale hydroelectric … [continued]

Water Power: Out with the New, In with the Old

Below is the original version of an article I wrote for GE’s ecomagination site (full disclosure: I am being paid for the ecomagination article,.. but not for any extra views I drive to it). Water power has been fairly invisible in recent years as wind and solar have stolen the spotlight, but I think we’re going to see a lot more attention put on it soon (and have already begun seeing that in 2012). […]