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The swansong of African hydropower?

Envirotec Magazine

Hydropower, traditionally one of Africa’s most important sources of electricity, will rapidly fade in importance and cede its position to solar power. For decades, many African countries have relied on hydropower for electricity generation, including projects that inspire as much awe as controversy.

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Heat and drought are sucking US hydropower dry

The Verge: Energy

Photo by George Rose/Getty Images The amount of hydropower generated in the Western US last year was the lowest it’s been in more than two decades. That includes states west of the Dakotas and Texas, where 60 percent of the nation’s hydropower was generated. You can blame extreme heat and drought for the drop in hydropower last year.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower

POWER Magazine

For many years, the National Hydropower Association has designated August 24 as National Hydropower Day in the U.S. In honor of the occasion, POWER is highlighting a variety of things […] The post 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Solar generation to surpass hydropower in the US in 2024

Renew Economy

The post Solar generation to surpass hydropower in the US in 2024 appeared first on RenewEconomy. Solar generation has increased at an average rate of 44% a year in the US between 2009 to 2022 – and new data shows it's on track to overtake hydro on the grid.

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Major Hydropower Project Moves Forward in Angola

POWER Magazine

Work continues on what would be the largest hydropower project in Angola, a $5.2 billion run-of-river power station that Angolan officials have said could come online as early as 2026. […] The post Major Hydropower Project Moves Forward in Angola appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Twin-Row Hydropower Unit Begins Operation in China

POWER Magazine

The Lijiaxia Hydropower Station No. 5, one of the world’s biggest hydropower plants in a dual-row turbine layout, completed its 72-hour trial run and became officially operational on Oct. Completion of The post Twin-Row Hydropower Unit Begins Operation in China appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation

Inhabitat - Innovation

In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S. will reduce by 14% compared to 2020 levels. This is due to the extreme drought conditions affecting western states.