Theoretically, hydropower can ramp up in a matter of seconds or minutes. As a point of comparison, coal power plants, with large turbines, can take hours, even days, to ramp up. This benefit translates to an interesting design challenge for HydroFlex because quick changes and variability put additional loads on...Read more
Hydropower is more reliable than other green energy sources. Solar and wind farms can be easily turned on or off, but they are dependent on the weather and time of day. Therefore, they may not be able to handle peak demands on a day-to-day basis — unless they are augmented...Read more
Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of renewable energy. Though water turbine designs have evolved from the watermills of the past, one thing remains true. Hydropower is extremely reliable, which is why it continues to be an excellent source of baseload energy in many communities.