Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

First Commercial Hydrokinetic Turbine Installed in US

Expand Messages
  • Kevin ODonnell
    The United States first hydrokinetic turbine was recently installed in the Mississippi River. The turbine, which harnesses power from moving water, is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2009
      The United States' first hydrokinetic turbine was recently installed
      in the Mississippi River. The turbine, which harnesses power from
      moving water, is downstream from a hydroelectric-plant dam.

      With a production capacity of only 35 KW, Minnesota's turbine isn't
      exactly a heavy hitter, but it will increase the dam's capacity by
      over 5 percent.

      It also signals the beginning of a new energy trend. Hydro Green, the
      company behind the project, plans on installing two six-foot
      hydrokinetic turbines in the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers that can
      produce 1,600 MW combined.

      A competing company called Free Flow Power Corp. also has its sights
      set on turbine production in the Mississipi River.

      Expect even more projects in the near future— Congress passed a bill
      this year extending tax incentives for hydrokinetic turbines through 2016.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.