Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing a hydropower technology that may potentially “fundamentally change how water is leveraged as a renewable energy source.”

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which was set up by Gates, joined Schneider Electric in an $11m investment in Natel Energy, which says its Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT) can boost output from plants while simultaneously cutting effects on fish and other environmental impacts.

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