Shaft Power Plant: Experimental Model (image) Technical University of Munich (TUM) Share Print E-Mail Caption In the shaft power plant design developed at the Oskar von Miller Institute of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, water drops vertically into a concrete housing dug into the river bed, turns the turbine of a submersible generator, and returns to the river below the dam. This photo shows an experimental model of a shaft power plant -- without the water. Credit TU Muenchen Usage Restrictions This photo may be freely used in coverage of the TU Muenchen. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.