Smallscale hydro

In small-scale projects water is usually contained at high level by a dam or weir and led down a pipe (penstock) or channel to a generator about 50 m below to create the necessary force to drive the generator. An intermediate technology version has been designed for developing countries in which a standard pump is converted to a turbine and an electric motor to a generator (New Scientist, p. 29, 29 June 1991) (further information in Smith, P.F. (2002) 'Small-scale hydro,' in Sustainability at the Cutting Edge, Ch. 10, Architectural Press).

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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