New England Hydropower Company was featured in the Salem News and the Canton Compass for its contracts in Canton, Conn., to showcase the company’s Archimedes Screw Turbine Generator, which is considered a “best practice” for small hydroelectric generation in the UK and Europe.
In the next year, the 2-year-old New England Hydropower Co. hopes to bring technology already used throughout Europe to the United States for the first time.
“This is zero emission, 100-percent-renewable power,” said Chris Conover, the chief marketing officer.
NEHC uses the Archimedes’ screw technology in conjunction with a pre-existing river dam to harness the potential power of passing water. After a giant spiraled screw is installed at a dam location, water flows past the spiraled mass, slowly turning it, creating power through a gearbox and generator without endangering marine life.
About New England Hydropower (NEHC)
New England Hydropower is a Massachusetts-based company founded in 2012 to develop the region’s renewable hydropower resources in an environmentally and wildlife friendly fashion. Throughout New England there are thousands of legacy dams from the industrial revolution that are suitable as small-scale, run of river hydro sites, but have been dormant until now. NEHC hopes to change this landscape by applying a proven technology recently adopted in the UK and Europe, the Archimedes Screw Generator. www.NEHydropower.com