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'Hydro' is Designed to Meet the Energy Needs of Rural Areas

 - Oct 11, 2010   Updated: Aug 17 2011
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Industrial designer Francisco Lupin has designed a micro turbine which will generate power to lighten rural areas where there are no access to electricity. Named 'Hydro,' it consists a number of micro turbines which are mounted on a steel bridge with two side guides. It can be placed in the rivers to generate energy.

Francisco Lupin has designed the Hydro micro turbines for an international competition which is still in its initial phases.

Implications - The power generation and distribution industry is booming as demand for cheap, sustainable energy rises. Although meeting the demand for this consumer solutions at a reasonable price would require considerable research, the rewards for businesses capable of this feat would be likely be compensated handsomely.