Micro Hydro Electric Power Generators-Alternative Energy

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.


7 Responses to “Micro Hydro Electric Power Generators-Alternative Energy”

  1. Gerald R Guarnaccio on October 8th, 2008 6:59 pm

    I live in wisconsin and would like to talk to someone about installing a micro hydro power system. I have a farm (no animals) four small buildings (one house) with a good running stream only 100 ft. away.

  2. Jaime Paulo Paras on February 2nd, 2009 6:09 am

    We wanted to have our own alternative energy. We lease a land about 25hectares located on a foot of a mountain. There is a source of water which we are using for our swimming pool, its a cold spring. We would like to develop a alternative energy which eventually share to nearby neighbors (Farmers and to the agricultural college compound). I”l appreciate if you can provide us a manual. Thank you

  3. GEORGE ARBANAS on February 22nd, 2009 7:16 pm

    i would like to talk to someone about instaling electric generator on a stream to power a house . the size of generator i need ets.

  4. Peter Stocking on March 13th, 2009 4:21 am

    Does anyone know of micro-hydroelectric generator installers here in the US? I know of a handful of generator dealers, but don’t know of many installers. Do these folks also go overseas to do 3rd world installs?

  5. alvin lewis on September 13th, 2009 10:12 pm

    i have a new concept on how to produce hydro electricity using newton’s laws of gravity and einstein’s e=mc-2 , to good to be true, but it is and once the system is started it will supply it own energy or use the force that created to produce more, no carbon base fuels are needed, no sun or wind just water.

  6. detoxy on October 2nd, 2009 7:34 am

    Alternative Energy is the way to go. dont we just hate those air polluting non-renewable fossil fuels.

  7. Joseph Chelini on September 4th, 2011 8:37 am

    Can u check some portable hydroelectric generator companies web pages and see if they have units that will fit in a 24-inch culvert pipe and generate electricity from a 300 gal/min water stream. Also ask how many watts the unit would generate?

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