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November 2015: Blue Freedom - A Hydropower Plant So Small It Fits in a Backpack

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 2015: Blue Freedom - A Hydropower Plant So Small It Fits in a Backpack

1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. Blue Freedom - the smallest and lightest hydropower plant in the world - enables people without access to a power grid the freedom to produce energy themselves. Complete with ultramarine rotor blades, the microturbine can be used by anyone with access to flowing water to produce and store electrical energy in an eco-friendly way that preserves biodiversity.

Thanks to its small diameter of just 20 centimeters and lightweight nature of only 400 grams, Blue Freedom easily fits into a backpack. This enables users to take it anywhere - even to the most remote parts of the world. The independent, decentralized power system can even work in the shallowest waters and fit in many water pipes.

With Blue Freedom, users no longer have to depend on sunlight as a renewable energy source. Instead, they can produce their own power day and night. One hour of Blue Freedom in moving water generates ten hours of power for one's smartphone. Blue Freedom can charge countless small electric devices, including cameras, navigation devices, and tablets.

This game-changing innovation coming out of Fürth, Germany, is especially targeted for use in crisis regions, such as in the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well as for use in developing countries. Blue Freedom's vision is a world in which everybody can produce renewable energy in a sustainable way. Enabling the independent generation of power may one day help millions of people around the world escape the cycle of poverty.

Just last month, Blue Freedom received the Handelsblatt Energy Award. To view the company's Kickstarter page, click here. To watch its crowdfunding video (in English), click here. For a video news report (in German) on the innovative microturbine, click here.

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