E. PROJECT EXAMPLES
To give the reader some more insight into technological solutions and to help in understanding the uniqueness of each project and the criteria that lead to the final configuration, a few actual small hydropower stations will be described here. None of them can be called "typical" in a strict sense, since all are very situation-specific. Still, there is no doubt that similar solutions - as regards technology involved - have been, and will be, possible in future under different circumstances. It should be noted that all the projects described are of a pilot-character. They are among the first of the kind for the region concerned and are surely not fully optimised regarding cost and technical details. Rather, while still being functional and hopefully economically viable, these projects are of great importance in terms of gaining experience and in building up institutional and individual skills.