Micro hydroelectric power systems can be extremely beneficial to the entire environment, simply because neither the air nor the water is contaminated by pollutants. These small hydroelectric applications generally require very little space to operate. There are actually several different types of small water-powered generators which can operate using so little water, that they can actually be placed next to a small stream without ever needing a dam or a reservoir. It is becoming increasingly apparent over the years just how important these micro hydro-powered systems are, because they are friendly to the environment and produce renewable energy. As a result of this newfound understanding, many countries have begun to set up small hydroelectric power systems as a way to provide at least some if not all of their electricity. These micro water powered generators have the capability of producing a large amount of electricity without harming the environment.
Small water powered generators are also incredibly popular because they make it possible to produce electricity without the high costs of natural fuels or dam structure creation. Many countries can benefit from these small water powered generators, including large commercialized countries like the United States, and small regions or countries like India, Malaysia, China, Nepal and Vietnam. All of these countries and regions have used small hydro-powered systems for their energy needs in the past, and are continuing to reap the rewards from this inexpensive, renewable energy source.
Hydroelectric energy, or water power is a very appealing energy source because it is so easily renewable and we will never run out of it. Producing electricity using water power may be a difficult venture, but it may be well worth the effort if it means inexpensive energy in a renewable way. In order to produce energy from water, rapidly flowing water must be in adequate supply. Unfortunately, this specific type of water way is not always available, and even when it is, the water is not always swift during all seasons making it impossible to make this water-powered electricity hard to maintain.
There are three different types of power systems for hydro-electric power; Fluid hydro electric units, accumulative hydro power units and reversible hydro power systems. Fluid hydro electric units are the most simple to build but require constantly flowing water. Reversible hydro power systems are storage plants which rely on pumped water rather than naturally flowing water. Accumulative hydro power units, the mostly widely used hydroelectric power units, operate using dams and hydro-electric generators with pipes connecting to the reservoir.