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Micro hydro design and installation

This workshop will cover design considerations as they apply to both low and high head micro-hydro systems. The focus will be on core concepts that may be applied to a wide range of hydro applications, including irrigation ditches that are commonly found throughout the Western U.S.
Participants perform preliminary system sizing for mechanical and electrical power generation of 50-watt to 100-kilowatt capacities. This workshop combines class lectures with site tours and lab exercises. Hands-on exercises include: methods of flow measurement, determining head, analyzing and assembling small functioning systems. The class is taught by two highly experienced Micro-hydro installers/instructors.

Topics Include:
• Safety Procedures
• System Components
• Turbine Types
• AC and DC Systems
• Site Analysis
• System Design
• Battery Storage
• Controls
• Troubleshooting
• Maintenance
• Hybrid Systems
• Case Studies
• Legal requirements

Intended audience
Public and educators
Date and time
2012-10-22 to 2012-10-26
Web link
Guemes Island
State or Province

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