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A New Twist on Hydropower

Michael Bernitsas of the University of Michigan’s department of marine engineering explains how his VIVACE generation system captures the energy in vortex-induced vibrations as water flows past a cylindrical bar. The system, he says, can work in slow currents where turbine and water-mill technologies are ineffective.

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