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EPA Grant Number: SU831891
Title: Renewable Energy for the RiverSphere
Students designed a renewable energy system for the RiverSphere, an environmental education and research center on the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans. In particular, they evaluated the use of low-speed mini-turbines in the river. Students designed an environmentally benign hydropower system that can be adapted to locations on the Mississippi and other rivers. Through the design's incorporation into the RiverSphere, the project will educate children, the general public, and the university students.