Resources

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

Off-Grid Microhydro in British Columbia

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

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

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

Designing a Microhydro System

The energy in falling water can be a reliable and economical source of electricity for homes and businesses.
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

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

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

Hydro Site Survey

March 25, 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

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

Single Micro Hydro in British Columbia

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