Resources

Here you’ll find a variety of resources – videos, newsletters, articles, installations – to assist you on your microhydro journey.

Connecting to the Grid: A Letter from Paul

Many people contact us concerning the possibility of using a power source that is either connected to the commercial power grid or feeding power to a house that is. While this may be possible, it is not likely to make economic sense.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Microhydro Myths & Misconceptions

Making electricity from falling water can seem like magic, and that’s led to lots of misconceptions. Here, we’ll separate fact from fiction when it comes to what microhydro systems can and cannot do.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Microhydro-Electric Systems Simplified

If you have a suitable site, harnessing the energy in a stream or creek can be the most cost-effective way to make renewable electricity. Compared to the sun and wind’s variability, a stream’s flow is relatively consistent, making microhydro-electric system output the most predictable of all the renewable energy (RE) electrical systems.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Newsletter – December 2017

It has been a while since the previous newsletter. We are doing many new things and it is time to mention a few of these. As usual, we are trying to do things that are not being done now so we fill an opening in the market.
December 23, 2017/by Micro Hydro

Hydro Site Survey

March 25, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Newsletter – November 2019

We now offer our 1K hydro machine. The name could have a dollar sign in front as the selling price is less than $1000. Okay, it retails for $995. The power output is similar to the standard Stream Engine.
March 23, 2019/by Micro Hydro

Newsletter – September 2015

Welcome to our first of many Energy Systems & Design newsletters! Our newsletters will consist of interesting stories, helpful articles, new products and product offerings
September 23, 2015/by Micro Hydro

Intro to Hydropower: Measuring Head & Flow

This article focuses on measuring a stream’s head and flow. Before you can begin designing your hydro system or estimating how much electricity it will produce.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Water Rights: A Microhydro Evolution

Every morning, before brushing teeth or having a look at the weather outside our Victoria, Australia, off-grid home, my wife Carrie or I pad downstairs to the battery room to check the meters that monitor our electrical system.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

GREETINGS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT ENERGY SYSTEMS AND DESIGN

We are still open and filling orders but have made the difficult…
April 9, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Multiple System Microhydro in British Columbia

Three Easy Tune Machines50 Feet of Gross HeadGenerating ~800…
March 24, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Grid-Tie Micro Hydro Videos

Two 4 nozzle X-Stream Engines were installed at the site. The…
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro
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