Low Impact New Development
Small Hydropower Manufacturing Workshop
Focus on recent advances in modular hydropower technology
The Small Hydropower Manufacturing Workshop hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Hydropower Association (NHA) at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility near Oak Ridge TN on 06Aug2015 went well. The group discussed the latest advanced manufacturing science, technology and capabilities to advance R&D in the small hydropower.
It is Hydropower’s TIME
TIME Magazine feature on the anticipated hydropower growth
Energy experts say that new ways of thinking about hydropower has placed the energy source on the verge of a resurgence in the U.S.. Hydropower production is anticipated to grow by more than 5% in 2016 alone.Read More
EXPLORING THE DEPTHS OF HYDROPOWER
EERE RELEASES HYDROPOWER MARKET REPORT AUTHORED BY ORNL TEAM
The U.S. hydropower fleet has been providing clean, reliable power for more than a hundred years. However, no systematic documentation exists of the U.S. fleet and the trends influencing it in recent years. This first-ever Hydropower Market Report seeks to fill this gap and provide industry and policy makers with a quantitative baseline on the distribution, capabilities, and status of hydropower in the United States.Read More
Potential MHK Environmental Impacts
working to ensure future power sources don't harm wildlife
The Department of Energy is pushing hydro-power turbines as one way to create renewable energy.
They have tasked scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to solve the environmental problems that come from the new, underwater technologies.Read More
LASERS, FISH EARS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
ORNL and TVA team up to study Kingston spill restoration efforts
Using lasers and mass spectrometry to study a fish part called an otolith, ORNL researchers are collaborating with the Tennessee Valley Authority to assess TVA’s restoration efforts in the cleanup of the Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, which released 5.4 million cubic yards of fly ash into the nearby Emory River in 2008.Read More
New Pathways for Hydropower report
Getting Hydropower Built -- What Does It Take?
This report identifies technological innovations that will decrease the expense and time required to deploy new hydropower in the U.S. Several of the 31 ideas identified address the need to nurture hydro-specific innovation and education. The focus of the report is new small hydro, but many of the ideas are applicable to hydropower development in general.Read more
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