Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydro Power Schemes

Description

Small hydro power installations have the potential to provide a renewable supply of energy to people in remote, hilly communities, far from the national grid. This book is based on the authors' considerable experience of installing hydroelectric schemes that produce up to 500 kW for powering small communities. This book describes not only the electro-mechanical equipment and how it is installed, but also the correct siting of the installation and how to design and build the channels leading up to the turbine so as to optimize performance. These civil works can be carried out by local manpower, using materials that are usually available locally. Chapters cover the main components of small hydroelectric plants from the intake and the headrace channel, via the conveyance channel, to the forebay tank, penstock, turbine, and generator.

Details

Author(s)
Luis Rodriguez, Teodoro Sanchez
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
171 x 244 x 20mm | 489g
Publication date
01 Sep 2011
Publisher
Practical Action Publishing
Publication City/Country
Rugby, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
117 black & white line drawings, 11 black & white halftones
ISBN10
185339646X
ISBN13
9781853396465
Bestsellers rank
338,330

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