Scots inventor. [wiki]
Invented miniature water-wheel whose energy output can power an entire house. Experimented with yogurt pots in a backyard stream, the Beck Mickle. The “low head” hydro generator in that stream costs 2,000 pounds and will pay for itself after two years. [illustrations] [pdf]
“Cheap energy hope from waterwheel,” BBC News, Dec 31 2006. (Illus.)
“Scots inventor cracks centuries-old puzzle,” The Scotsman, Jan 1 2007.
“Free Electricity, reprint from The Herald, Jan 1 2007.