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Hydrokinetic library? Rochester to tap millrace for downtown power
Hydrokinetic turbines create power without the burden of dams or heavy infrastructure. The technology could turn rivers and streams across the country into miniature power plants. But so far the turbines have failed to catch on.
As part of our program, Beyond the Light Switch: An Innovation Conversation, we went below Rochester's central library to see how a 19th-century millrace could be brought back to life.
Old tech, new tech