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Serious Microhydro (PDF)
Water Power Solutions from the Experts
Serious Microhydro brings you dozens of firsthand stories of energy independence covering a complete range of systems, from household pressure sites to higher pressure installations capable of powering a farm, business or small neighborhood. Topics include:
- Low, medium, and high head sites
- AC only systems as well as ones using a battery/inverter subsystem
- Stand alone power supply or grid intertie set-ups
- Hybrid systems (combined with photovoltaics or wind).
Serious Microhydro shows how scores of people are achieving a high standard of living from local energy sources with a minimal ecological footprint. It has particular appeal to home owners, teachers, renewable energy professionals, activists and decision makers who want to understand the technology from a "hands on" perspective.
Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer with decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling and teaching about microhydro technology. He is a founder and president of Friends of Renewable Energy BC, and the author of two books on microhydro.