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

Single Micro Hydro in British Columbia

Single X-Stream Engine4 Nozzle System35 Feet of Gross Head…
March 24, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Off-Grid Microhydro in British Columbia

1250 ft of 1.5” Poly Water Line100 psi Static HeadRoughly…
March 24, 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

Full Stream Ahead!

November 7, 2020/by Micro Hydro

Fish Farm in British Columbia

Three LH1000 machines generating 1000 watts each. Also utilizing…
March 24, 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

Grid-Tie Micro Hydro Videos

Two 4 nozzle X-Stream Engines were installed at the site. The…
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

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

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
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