Microhydro: Clean Power from Water

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Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest—and cleanest—source of renewable -energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed "the simplest, most reliable and least expensive way to generate power off grid."

Highly illustrated and practical, Microhydro is the first complete book on the topic in a decade. Covering both AC and DC systems, it covers ...

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Overview

Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest—and cleanest—source of renewable -energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed "the simplest, most reliable and least expensive way to generate power off grid."

Highly illustrated and practical, Microhydro is the first complete book on the topic in a decade. Covering both AC and DC systems, it covers principles, design and site considerations, equipment options, and legal, environmental, and economic factors.

Scott Davis has decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling, and teaching about microhydro technology. An award-winner in the field, he currently works as a system designer and retailer with an alternative energy company for whom he has authored an on-line microhydro course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865714847
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series , #13
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 698,730
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer with decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling and teaching about microhydro technology. He is the founder and president of Yalakom Appropriate Technology, and the author of Microhydro: Clean Air From Water. Scott lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 What is Microhydro? 3
2 Assessing Your Energy Needs 11
3 Assessing Your Site 31
4 The Appropriate System for You 53
5 Getting Started 81
6 Regulations and Incentives 99
7 Case Studies 103
Glossary 131
Resources 141
Index 147
About the Author 157
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