The discussion on the risks of nuclear power and hoped for alternatives has gone global as a result of the catastrophe in Japan. A startup in Feldafing near Munich enters the debate right on time. The Smart Hydro Power company develops hydroelectric facilities for "household use".
The small device can be installed in almost any stream - and interest has been immediate: farmers who'd like to generate their own electricity, generating station operators and even politicians form Peru, Angola and Brazil have all expressed interest. Report by Holger Trzeczak.