Resources

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

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

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

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

Off-Grid Microhydro in British Columbia

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

Watter Buddy Testing

The video below features the in-house testing of the new Watter Buddy engine.
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

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

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

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

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

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
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