Micro Hydro utilizes the energy of flowing or falling water to generate electricity via a penstock.
This is not to be confused with large scale hydro dam projects. A proper installation has no negative effects on the local stream, simply diverting a portion of the available water and then returning that water back to the stream.Mirco Hydro utilizes the energy of flowing or falling water to generate electricity via a penstock.
Since water flows day and night, a micro hydro system requires far less battery storage than other technologies. Even if the stream is far away, it may still be viable. Distances of several kilometers can be covered by utilizing high voltage generators. Seasonal streams offer great performance when a hybrid water and solar system is designed.
When your power requirements are the highest, in the winter, the water is usually flowing the fastest.