New life for Himalayan region watermills


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watermills New life for Himalayan region watermills

IT Power is short listed for the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, for the work it has done over a number of years to design a way to modernize the 200,000 traditional watermills in the Himalayan region, using micro-hydro systems to make them viable for grinding flour, rice hulling and generating electricity.

There are two designs used in the improvements; a new horizontal water wheel, and a vertical turbine. Detailed engineering plans for both are available on the website.

Update:[6/8/04] The awards have been presented, and the Himalayan project was a runner up in the international section.
Item: #321, Posted: 17/6/04.


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