- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:17
The Algonquin Eco-Lodge, located at the southern tip of Algonquin Provincial Park, has installed a micro-hydro system that harnesses the power of water drawn from a nearby pond. The water is piped downhill, following the natural course of a waterfall, and is passed through turbines which spin to create electricity. From the waterfall, water drops about 60 feet over a distance of 450 to 500 feet. About 450 feet of pipe was needed for the project. The micro-hydro installation now generates more than enough electricity for the lodge with minimal environmental impact.
Click here to learn more about the micro-hydro system at Algonquin Eco-Lodge.
Click here to view a short video that gives an overview of the project.