In a tiny shack nestled in the rugged peaks of Southwestern Colorado, you can hear the sound of hydropower’s future.
It’s not construction crews, building some behemoth new dam. It’s a generator no bigger than a wheelbarrow, pulling in water from a mountain stream, making enough power for about two hot water heaters.
And fans of this little generator say it helped change the course of hydro history.
“C’mon, really, this little tiny thing ….. is causing all of this?"
That’s Beverly Rich, chairman of the San Juan County Historical Society.