Words of wisdom

18 January 2016 Gregory B. Poindexter HydroWorld.com 1421 S. Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 74112 The age of developing new, massive hydroelectric projects in the U.S. has long since passed, and the most advantageous hydroelectric power generation sites are harnessed. But, what remains is undeveloped hydropower potential at existing dams. In the U.S., the economic aspects and regulatory hurdles in existence are so counter productive to developing untapped potential it will likely take years before public and private investment become truly excited to better use hydro power. My fear is that U.S. culture will only get serious about utilizing dams to create hydropower facilities as a result of enough people being forced to live under in-home power consumption monitored remotely, by artificial means, through government intrusion. To read the full Article, Click...

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Uncovering an Ancient Waka

For 200 years, people have debated what the waka looked like that arrived in New Zealand. Now we have a pre-European, a pre-contact canoe that is being directly dated. [Read More and watch the video…]

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PROJECT Aqua-Auger OREGON

Update June 26, 2014 ECO-Auger Oregon continues to make progress in our effort to secure a deployment site at Cascade Locks for the purpose of data collection as well as determining the effects of constant submersion and movement to the overall performance of ECO-Auger. Today, a meeting was held at Cascade Locks to discuss their long term goals for renewable energy installations within the Columbia River Gorge, a natural scenic area that spans roughly 40 miles of the Columbia River. The idea may involve the use of ECO-Augers as a contributing source of energy for several companies that are interested in setting up in the area. Two of the companies that are interested in developing operations are Bear Mountain ( Wood Pellets for heating stoves.) and Nestle (water bottling facility). Earlier this week a meeting was held with Native American representatives from the Umitilla Tribe that have treaty rights to fish along the banks of the lock. Additional attendees were from the Dept. of Fish and Game. The overall result was very positive, with Native representatives unanimously agreeing that the proposed test site was a reasonable area to deploy and have asked for us to possibly postpone our original July deployment to accommodate their fishing rights. We have learned that the fishing season will run through September and that we may deploy in October. An attorney has been retained by the Tribe to draft a document for us all to review and sign that will ensure the fish/fishing will not be impacted or harmed by our testing in the...

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Aqua-Auger is the first viable product to deliver the promise of affordable
water power – anywhere!

The future belongs to clean energy, and hydro power is the most efficient renewable energy of all. But most hydrokinetic systems are massive projects of huge expense, taking years to permit and install. Until now, even small systems cost millions. The award-winning ECO-Auger is the first inexpensive, easily-installed product to harness energy from all forms of moving water. Its small size and surface-mount design allows it to be installed almost anywhere there is flowing water, providing a ready alternative to the highly-polluting diesel generators that are typically used to produce electricity in remote locations. Because ECO-Auger gets its power from rivers or flowing tidal areas, it generates energy far more efficiently and consistently than solar or wind systems, offering more energy to more people, at an affordable cost. ECO-Auger’s small size and simple design allow for a variety of installation options, with minimal impact to shipping lanes. Floating near the surface, ECO-Auger can be lifted from the water without the need for underwater divers – providing for easy maintenance. And its blade-less design will not harm marine life. Historically, people without reliable power migrate to flowing water, and ECO-Auger is poised to offer enormous value to many such regions. See why this makes ECO-Auger a fantastic...

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