Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by hydropower, i.e., the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy. Once a hydroelectric complex is constructed, the project produces no direct waste, and has a considerably lower output level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than fossil fuel powered energy plants. Worldwide, an installed capacity of 777 GWe supplied 2998 TWh of hydroelectricity in 2006. This was approximately 20% of the world’s electricity, and accounted for about 88% of electricity from renewable sources.
The world`s first fish-friendly water power plant (F-LWK 5-300 kW) needs no transverse structures or fine rakes and therefore gains benefit for fish and finances!
The plants will be installed at the bottom of the river or at an existing weir. The installation of underwater batteries is possible without interfering with the shipping traffic. Depending on the flowing velocity of the watercourse the generated power by one turbine varies between 5 and 300 kW.