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Pembangkit Listrik Mikro - Tenaga Air di Kampung Worioi, Kabupaten Yapen, Papua

Micro-hydro power plant at Worioi Village, Yapen District, Papua, Indonesia...
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Microhydro: Measure First to Reap the Bounty | Home Power Magazine

Microhydro: Measure First to Reap the Bounty | Home Power Magazine | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Very few residential properties have a hydro resource to tap.
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A basic guide to measuring water flow and head when determining a micro hydro projects viability

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Villeperdrix, France, production électrique en site isolé, solaire et pico hydro - YouTube

Située à l'extrême Est de la commune, au point précis où Arnayon, Cornillon et Villeperdrix se rejoignent, une micro centrale Pelton, de fabrication artisana...
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Short video from France showing a pico hydro project

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Cragside set to shine again

Cragside set to shine again | micro hydro | Scoop.it
National Trust property Cragside welcomed the arrival of an Archimedes screw paving the way to re-light Cragside House by hydroelectricity, just as Lord Armstrong did back in 1878.
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Lord Armstrong's Cragside in Northumberland, England - widely recognised as the place with the first ever hydro electric scheme in 1878 (which also happens to be the same year Manchester United were formed!) receives an Archimedes screw upgrade, courtesy of the UK's National Trust.

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Eco upgrades considered at Yellowstone ranch - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Eco upgrades considered at Yellowstone ranch - Casper Star-Tribune Online | micro hydro | Scoop.it

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Eco upgrades considered at Yellowstone ranch
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A new micro hydro turbine would also be installed. Equipment to monitor energy use and provide information for education is also part of the deal.

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Yellowstone Ranch considers a micro hydro as part of a range of renewable options

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Design of microhydro turbine for sewage treatment plant.

Concept design of micro-hydro turbine for sewage treatment plant.


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Ofgem list of microgeneration installations to April 2014

Ofgem list of microgeneration installations to April 2014 | micro hydro | Scoop.it
The full list is available from Ofgem  here  (2 large Excel spreadsheets) Analyses of this data for micro hydro schemes (<=100kW) recorded by Ofgem as being commissioned from 1 April 2010 to 31...
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Here's the latest data for pico and micro hydro schemes accredited under the Feed in Tariff in the UK

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Hunting hidden hydros

Hunting hidden hydros | micro hydro | Scoop.it
discovering the lost historic hydros
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A site dedicated to discovering hidden hydro's in Wales

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Eco Evolution BlogHydropower installation and restoration of Penllergare Valley Woods

Eco Evolution BlogHydropower installation and restoration of Penllergare Valley Woods | micro hydro | Scoop.it
The Archimedean Screw hydropower turbine with a length of 11m and a capacity of 2880 m3/h is situated next to the waterfall at Penllergare Valley woods.
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Superb photo set of a 30kW archimedes screw installation in Wales

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Huston we used to have a problem. A tale of 3 flanges on our hydro.

Huston we used to have a problem. A tale of 3 flanges on our hydro. | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Please don’t leak, please don’t leak, please don’t leak….
Its been an interesting few weeks with the Snowdon hydro. The flange coupler (the bit which joins the plastic pipe to the ductile iron pipe) has let go… a little bit.
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Third time lucky for faulty coupler on the National Trust's Hafod y Llan hydro

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National Trust Hafod y Llan energy work short listed for a prestigious national environmental award. Business Green Leaders Award

National Trust Hafod y Llan energy work short listed for a prestigious national environmental award. Business Green Leaders Award | micro hydro | Scoop.it
The National Trust Hafod y Llan team who have turned this iconic farm into a farm fit for the future
Hafod Llan is so much more than the 640kw turbine which we have been blogging about over the last few months.
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Motors as Generators for Micro-Hydro Power, Nigel Smith

Motors as Generators for Micro-Hydro Power, Nigel Smith | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Book 978-1853396458 details, Motors as Generators for Micro-Hydro Power from author Nigel Smith, published by Practical Action; 2nd edition on 2008-02-01 with ISBN 978-1853396458 in English language (Motors as Generators for #Micro-Hydro Power, #Nigel...
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A great guide book for those pursuing a do-it-yourself approach as well as those on a tight budget for pico and micro hydro schemes.

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EA's new hydropower guidance goes live and EA's website transfers

In addition to the new hydropower guidance going live for all new applications received, the EA's website is transferring to www.gov.uk.
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New regulatory changes governing micro hydro come in to effect in England. 

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Powerspout streamlines their micro hydro selection - Earth Power ...

Powerspout streamlines their micro hydro selection - Earth Power ... | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Micro hydro turbine producer PowerSpout has streamlined their product lines, and we're keeping an eye on them to see if there's something new on the horizon. PowerSpout produces rugged micro hydro turbines that can run ...
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Powerspout update their product range -more info to follow shortly

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Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems: A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers eBook: Chris Elliott: Kindle Store

Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems: A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers - Kindle edition by Chris Elliott. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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This new publication looks like it could be a brilliant resource. Although the listed price of $161.13 per kindle copy will mean that it's Probably outside the budget of most DiY installations. 

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Student-Led Micro Hydro Power System Being Expanded Worldwide|JFS Japan for Sustainability

Student-Led Micro Hydro Power System Being Expanded Worldwide|JFS Japan for Sustainability | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Students of Kyoto Municipal Fushimi Industrial High School successfully develop...
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Japanese students develop a micro hydro turbine which is installed in Tanzania, Africa. 

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Increasing wind energy penetration level using pumped hydro storage in island micro-grid system

Ramea is a small island in southern Newfoundland. Since 2004, it has a wind-diesel hybrid power system to provide power for approximately 600 inhabitants.
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In depth study of wind turbines and micro hydro pumped storage working together too reduce fossil fuel usage in Newfoundland, Canada. 

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Water Drops and Graphene Combine to Create Nanoscale Hydropower — NOVA Next | PBS

Water Drops and Graphene Combine to Create Nanoscale Hydropower — NOVA Next | PBS | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Dragging droplets of salty water across graphene creates small but harvestable amounts of electricity. (Water drops and graphene combine to create nanoscale hydropower.
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Could graphene lead to nano hydro?

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Satellite data to pinpoint micro hydro sites - International Water Power

Satellite data to pinpoint micro hydro sites - International Water Power | micro hydro | Scoop.it

Leicester The University of Leicester is to work with British firm High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd in a project that will use satellite data to locate the best sites to deploy micro-hydropower turbines.The Technology Strategy Board has awarded a UK£120,400...

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Leicester Uni secures a TSB grant to explore automated GIS based searches for productive micro hydro sites.

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Climate Change Mitigation, Peacebuilding, and Resilience

Climate Change Mitigation, Peacebuilding, and Resilience | micro hydro | Scoop.it
How are our efforts to reduce the impact of climate change affecting post-conflict societies?
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Article on the politics of micro hydropower in Nepal 

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[CIWEM] Silt, weirs and microhydro in modified rivers

[CIWEM] Silt, weirs and microhydro in modified rivers | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Silt, weirs and microhydro in modified rivers - @CIWEM event - Sheffield - 6th May 2014 - http://t.co/a8lHeKIe8z
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Dr Helen Moggridge (University of Sheffield) and Dr Paul Gaskell (Wild Trout Trust) present "Silt, weirs and microhydro in modified rivers" at Sheffield Uni, England, Tuesday, 6th May, 2014

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Llanerchaeron’s Hidden Hydro. Water wheel power

Llanerchaeron’s Hidden Hydro. Water wheel power | micro hydro | Scoop.it
Locally forged waterwheel in excellent condition.
Mid Wales and one of my favourite properties, which is the perfectly formed Llanerchaeron property in Ceredigion.
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Another micro hydro restoration project is taken on by the Fit For The Future team in Wales for the UK's Narional Trust.

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FIRST EVER low flow low head hydro power with Coanda water wheel

FIRST EVER low flow low head hydro power with Coanda water wheel. Traditionally large dams have been constructed in order to implement hydroelectric power. T...
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Very short video of another promising prototype from Bulgarian George Tonchev.

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Bulgaria Experiences Surge in Micro-Hydro Sector | Sustain Recruitment

Bulgaria Experiences Surge in Micro-Hydro Sector http://t.co/5LVqFyMP6t
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News from Bulgaria of a surge in micro hydro projects. This environmentally clean, reliable and renewable energy source is being challenged by environmentalists who are concerned that these schemes have a negative environmental impact. 

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Why should very small hydros be so very expensive?

Why should very small hydros be so very expensive? | micro hydro | Scoop.it
The Craflwyn 1.5kw stream engine hydro. This cost £4000 to put in with volunteers and an engineer. Capable of generating more than a 6kw PV system. Also more usable energy at night and in winter.
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An informed perspective from Keith Jones of the "fit for the future" team at the UKs National Trust. He describes the perfect storm facing the development of pico and micro hydro's in the UK.

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The civil works of home micro hydropower station -Pressure pipe - Hydro power - HS Dynamic Energy provide Micro hydro turbines generating system, Wind power generator, Solar power and other renewab...

HS Dynamic Energy is a high-tech renewable energy equipment supplier and project solution provider.
Our products with Micro hydro turbines system, Wind power generator system, Solar power system and other equipment facility sets.
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Useful generic micro hydro info from a turbine manufacturer in Hong Kong

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