The Humboldt River at peak

River Power

The editor of Renew: Technology for a Sustainable Future commissioned an article on harnessing river power.

In this article I describe how  Nigel Tomlin and his son Josh designed and custom-built a hydroelectric generator, literally in their Southern Tasmanian backyard.  The water’s power comes from its fall of 30 metres along 500 metres of pipeline: no mean feat given the project is entirely self-researched and self-funded and had multiple local and state authority hurdles.

Read the article here: River power: a hydropower station in your backyard