For entrepreneur Lauren Dickerson, water mills are an ancient form of renewable energy that can be brought into the 21st century. Through their company Lunagen, Dickerson and her co-founders have created a system to generate electricity from slow moving water. It is an attempt to capture energy from rivers and streams where other technologies are not viable – which they say will reimagine water mills for the modern era. The Lunagen system works by placing turbines in the river, which are powered by the flow of water and generate energy which is then converted into electricity. The end result can be used to power a home or it can be fed back into the power grid.
Guardian 24th Jan 2016 read more »