1. Run-of-river

Conventional hydroelectric power generation involves the storage of large volumes of water behind a dam. Run-of-river hydro power is used to describe hydroelectric power generation where there is little to no water storage.

 
 
 
Images (left to right, top to bottom):
  • East River Installation, N. Y., USA - Courtesty of Verdant Power - www.verdentpower.com
  • Beochlich Hydr, Scotland - Courtesy of Triodos Bank - www.triodos.co.uk
  • SHP Transteni, Romania - Courtesy of Bogdan Popa - www.hidroelectrica.ro
  • SHP Bistrai, Romania - Courtesy of Bogdan Popa - www.hidroelectrica.ro
  • SHP Albestii, Romania - Courtesy of Bogdan Popa - www.hidroelectrica.ro
  • River E Hydro, Scotland - Courtest of RWE Npower - www.rwepi.com

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