Resources

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

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

Single Micro Hydro in British Columbia

Single X-Stream Engine4 Nozzle System35 Feet of Gross Head…
March 24, 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

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

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

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

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

Fish Farm in British Columbia

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

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

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

Microhydro in West Virginia With Buried Penstock

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