Article Published In Vol.1,No.2

Small Hydro Power- A review

Author : S. Khurana , Anoop Kumar

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Energy generated by the force of water in hydropower can provide a more sustainable, nonpolluting alternative to fossil fuels, along with other renewable sources of energy, such as wind, solar and tidal power and geothermal energy. Among all the renewable energy sources, small hydropower is considered to be one of the most promising. Much of small hydro potential is in the hilly and remote, inaccessible areas of India, where generation from other sources or transmission of power over long distance would not be feasible. In the present paper, a brief description of small hydro potential and the methodology for developing small hydropower project has been discussed Based on the literature survey various environmental problems has been discussed.

Keywords: Hydro-Power, Fossil fuels, energy