Apr 10, 2010
Science Scene - Backpack Hydro
Developed by Mailbu’s Bourne Energy, the Backpack Power Plant can create clean, quiet power from any stream deeper than four feet.
Bourne Energy CEO, Chris Catlin, estimates the system will cost $3,000 after it goes into production. The civilian market for a $3,000 mini hydro system might not be huge in the industrialized world, but Catlin hopes the plant will find willing customers in developing nations and the military.
“This can bring a cheap, highly portable energy technology to remote areas and remote villages,” Catlin told Wired.com.
Original entry at wired science