A MICRO-hydraulic power generation system has been developed by Toshiba Engineering Corp., of Japan; called Hydro-eKIDS, it can generate electricity as long as a head of about 2m is available.

The company is promoting the equipment by stressing its flexibility regarding available water flows. Normally, hydraulic power generation systems are tailor made for specific conditions regarding head and water flow, and are unsuitable for mass production. However, Toshiba's new hydraulic turbine is designed to work with a ...

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