Hydroelectricity is the most common form of renewable energy produced in Canada. The flow of water in rivers produces kinetic energy that can be transformed into usable electric energy.
Prior to the invention of electricity, waterwheels created mechanical power for milling grain, sawing, and for irrigation.
To produce hydroelectricity, water flow is directed to spin a turbine, which is connected to an electric generator and this action generates electricity.
The amount of energy produced from flowing water depends on the amount and speed of the water. Systems Solar works with micro-hydro power designs. This can be as small as a english muffin or even more substantial depending on the need. For example, water flowing through a water-main can power a beacon (to ensure water supply at night) or charge station for your phone or other device.