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Going with the Flow

Small Scale Water Power

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Centre for Alternative Technology Publications, Wales, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jan 2004
Dimensions: w 138mm h 220mm d 10mm
Weight: 240g
ISBN-10: 1898049181
ISBN-13: 9781898049180
Barcode No: 9781898049180
Takes you through the whole process of installing an electricity generating micro-hydro system, from site assessment to commissioning and installation. Starting off with a short history of waterpower it moves on to describe the techniques and tools required to assess a site for its electricity generating potential. It gives a full run down of the different civil and electrical engineering components required to make electricity. This includes water extraction (intakes, settling tanks and penstocks), generation (drive systems, generators and load controllers) and transmission (cabling, transformers). The book then goes on to talk about the legal, financial and environmental aspects and offers several case studies of existing systems. Includes a glossary and conversion tables.

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"A part historical, part technical account of what has been done and what can be done with small-scale hydropower plants, Going with the Flow bridges the gap between small information pamphlets and full technical design manuals. It is written both for people who are considering the installation of such a scheme, and those with a general interest in the subject." Sustain Magazine