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Assessing Options for Managing Sediment during Design of Sambor Dam

Assessing Options for Managing Sediment during Design of Sambor Dam

By George W. Annandale, Prakash Kaini and Jennifer Patterson When it comes to passing sediment downstream, proper dam design can make a significant difference. The authors present an alternative design for Sambor Dam in Cambodia that could create a sustainable reservoir with more than 70% of its capacity
Sealing System Reduces Leakage around Turbine Shaft

Sealing System Reduces Leakage around Turbine Shaft

To reduce water leakage within the turbine-generating unit of its 5-mw Foyers Falls hydro plant, Scottish & Southern Energy PLC in Scotland retrofitted the 12-inch-diameter main shaft with a split-type HydroSele cartridge seal from James Walker & Co.
Saving on Solar Way Cooler Than Saving Dolphin Babies

Saving on Solar Way Cooler Than Saving Dolphin Babies

Lose the propellor cap, flush the granola and forget the flower power because … gasp … solar power can help you save money.
9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

You don’t have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels to make changes that have a significant environmental benefit, save money, and are easy to do. Here’s a list of 9 Earth Day tips you probably won’t find anywhere else. Altogether they could put several hundred dollars back in your pocket due to lower utility bills while preventing […]
Poop power? Sewage turned into electricity

Poop power? Sewage turned into electricity

It’s not as neat as spinning straw into gold, but what Greg Bush gets to do in the world of sewage treatment is pretty magical: making electricity from what’s flushed down the sewer. And he does it using fuel cells, technology that’s cleaner and more efficient than traditional power generation…
Solar Energy Coming of Age

Solar Energy Coming of Age

[Red Herring] Solar power, the golden child of cleantech, is growing up. Flush with capital and fattened up on government subsidies, sun power companies are positioning themselves to grab market share in high-demand areas of the globe, notably Spain, South Korea, Greece, Italy, and California. The race to corner the market is spurring some companies to test unusual business strategies. […]
Anaerobic Digestion Found to Produce Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion Found to Produce Renewable Energy

As the nation looks to agriculture for renewable fuels from crops and other sources, University of Florida (UF) researchers have developed a manure management system for livestock farms that produces energy, saves valuable nutrients for fertilizer, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and stops offensive odors.
China Tier 1 PV Producers Prepare for Vertically Integrated Assault

China Tier 1 PV Producers Prepare for Vertically Integrated Assault

Finlay Colville, senior analyst, Solarbuzz, discusses crystalline silicon (c-Si) producers in China, where capacity expansions could lead to a market flush with low-cost solar panels through 2011. What's the long-term expectation?
Promising Prospects in Microgrid Development from Carnegie Wave Energy

Promising Prospects in Microgrid Development from Carnegie Wave Energy

The last few weeks have been flush with developments for pioneering marine energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy — the Australian company now set to diversify into microgrid systems.
Tech Notes

Tech Notes

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology from March-April 2014