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First Advisor

Geoff Pfeifer

Second Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Date

2014

Abstract

Being the fourth largest hydroelectric producers in the world the United States produces approximately seven percent of its total power from hydropower (USGS, 2012). Its life-span is 50- 100 years, much more than other renewable energy sources. However, in multiple areas there has been a severe decline in the population of the fish due to hydropower. The way that hydropower dams are constructed, it leaves very little options for fish to swim through the turbines without getting injured or killed. The goal of this project is to analyze the efficiency of these dams based on the turbines being implemented, as well as how well they cooperate with the environment.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Hydropwer Safe for Whom


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