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kW River Aims to Modernize Hydropower

For consumer and commercial products, especially in tech, what’s new is sexy.

Hydroelectric power is a decades-old clean energy technology and usually doesn’t garner the same hype as newer cleantech. In fact, this summer the International Energy Agency released a report in which Executive Director Fatih Birol said hydropower plays a crucial role in the clean energy transition, yet it is the “forgotten giant of clean electricity, and it needs to be put squarely back on the energy and climate agenda if countries are serious about meeting their net zero goals.”

Cincinnati, Ohio, hydroelectric tech startup kW River’s different take on water power could help meet those goals while bringing sexy back to the industry.

Read the full Centered Tech article about kW River here.

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