Resources

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

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

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

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

Multiple System Microhydro in British Columbia

Three Easy Tune Machines50 Feet of Gross HeadGenerating ~800…
March 24, 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

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

Off-Grid Microhydro in British Columbia

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

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

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

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
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