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Feeding the grid from river water


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The German Federal Government supports the use of regenerative energy. Two prototype river turbines were installed in the river Rhine, near the German town of St Goar. The turbines successfully provided the town with electric power from river water, prompting the company who designed them to put them into commercial operation.

 In Germany, hydropower is the second most important regenerative energy, only surpassed by wind power. KSB believes that the hydropower share offers potential for further growth and there is a market for small hydropower internationally, for example in China, India or Russia, where the problem of supplying rural areas.

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