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Case Study: Hydro-Power in Kenya

Adam Hart-Davis visits a project to supply renewable electricity to a small community in Kenya. Unlike the UK, there is no national electricity distribution grid. Small-scale, local electricity generation is necessary to supply local communities.

The video clip shows the project and explains how the power from the river is harnessed to generate electricity.

Photo: Generator power house

Adam Hart-Davis in the power house


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Clip lasts just over 2 minutes.

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A transcript of the text of this video on Hydro-Power is also available.

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