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Romans Reinvent Aqueducts to Harness Gravity for Making Power

The ancient Romans harnessed water pressure to bring the city’s monumental baths and fountains to life. Today, modern Romans Flavio and Valerio Andreoli are using gravity’s effect to produce clean power.

Encouraged by above-market rates paid for renewable electricity, their Rome-based company Hydrowatt SpA specializes in generating power from turbines in aqueducts.