Small Scale Hydropower Technologies is a CD3WD document from the Center for Appropriate Technology. It was commissioned by the Director General for Environmental Hygenics of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment.
Waterpower was used for industrial and domestic purposed since ancient Greece. With the renewed interest in sustainability, appropriate technology, and energy independence interest in the field has increased. In developing Countries, energy independence is most attractive, in the Western world, it is the non-polluting aspects that gain attention.
For small scale and homesteaders and preppers, both are sides of the same coin.
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