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Mini-Hydro power plant - Energy for everyday household needs

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".

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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.