Up to 100kW installed capacity
Flowing water has potential energy that can be harvested as it flows downhill. Micro-Hydro power systems convert the potential energy in small streams and waterways into kinetic energy via a mechanical turbine, which drives a generator to produce electricity. The greater the drop and quantity of water there is flowing through the turbine, the more electricity can be generated.
A steady stream of moving water has significant advantages over solar and wind generation systems. Micro-Hydro systems can run day and night and in any weather conditions so long as there is a consistent flow of water through the turbine.
A rough calculation of how much electricity that can be produced is given in this example –
WATER HEAD (DROP) 8M – FLOW RATE 45l/s = 3Kw OUTPUT