The latest report on the ecological disaster in the balkans due to more than 300 new old school small hydropower stations. Kaplan, francis and pelton turbines have a fish mortality over 10% with up to 30% on specific species.
New innovative turbines have a fish mortality of 0-1%. Are these turbines the new vision for hydropower in Europe?
New types of environmetally friendly hydropower solutions are ready to hit the market and can revolutionize this sector. Devices that do not need large dams and have no impact on the environment and do not interfere with fish migration.
Local Communities are developing small hydropower sites with these new technologies.