Resources

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

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

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

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

Watter Buddy Testing

The video below features the in-house testing of the new Watter Buddy engine.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

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-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

Microhydro in West Virginia With Buried Penstock

Single, two  3/4″ nozzle, stream engine producing 510 Watts…
March 24, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Living Off-Grid

As a few of ES&D’s customers have learned, living off-grid can allow you to follow your passion. A couple of kayakers are able to live closer than anybody else to the Skookumchuck Narrows thanks to micro hydro energy.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Managing Battery Charging Using Diversion Loads

PV charge regulations can be relatively simple: When the batteries are full, the controller disconnects the PV array.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Micro Power to the People

A letter to the editor alerted me to my chance to finally see a microhydro system. On January 18, Vivian Stockman and I visited Mickey and Jennifer Janowski, who live at an elevation of 2,250 feet in Webster County, W.Va.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Stream Engine Installation

A great video from an off-grid ES&D customer. This site in West Virginia runs about 380 watts and is coupled with a solar panel.
March 23, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Full Stream Ahead!

November 7, 2020/by Micro Hydro
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