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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 635396, 10 pages
Research Article

A Comprehensive Study of Micro-Hydropower Plant and Its Potential in Bangladesh

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Islamic University of Technology, BoardBazar, Gazipur 1704, Bangladesh

Received 23 October 2011; Accepted 14 November 2011

Academic Editors: B. Ma and B. Mwinyiwiwa

Copyright © 2012 Jahidul Islam Razan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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