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Replacing hydropower with solar

Dam removal is becoming an increasingly common tool to restore rivers. What would it take to replace lost electricity from removed hydroelectric dams with solar power?

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Fig. 1: A former reservoir reverted to a vegetated, dynamic river ecosystem following dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington state, USA.

Jeffrey J. Duda, US Geological Survey


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Duda, J.J. Replacing hydropower with solar. Nat Sustain 2, 795–796 (2019).

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