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1.0 What Is Micro-Hydropower?
1.1 Why Micro-Hydropower?
1.2 How to Identify a Potential Site
1.3 Is Micro-Hydropower for You?
2.0 How to Plan for a System
2.1 How to Measure Potential Power and Energy
2.2 How Small a System?
2.3Assessing Power and Energy Requirements
2.4Managing Energy Demand
2.5 Feasibility Study
2.6Sizing the System
2.7Environmental Issues and Approvals
3.0 Basic Components of a Micro-Hydropower System
3.1 Civil Works Components
3.2Powerhouse Components
3.3Drive Systems
3.4 Electronic Load Controllers
3.5 Transmission/Distribution Network
4.0Choosing a System
4.1 Battery-Based Systems
4.2 AC-Direct Systems
4.3 Grid-Connected Systems
5.1 Initial Costs
5.2 Annual Costs
5.3 Evaluating a System
6.0 Buying a Micro- Hydropower System
6.1 Expert Assistance
6.2 Selecting a Supplier
6.3 Safety and Protection
7.0 Installing, Operating and Maintaining a System
7.1 Construction and Installation
7.2 Commissioning and Testing
7.3 Operation and Maintenance
8.0Further Information
Typical Household Appliance Loads
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
Useful Web Sites
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16047612 Canada Micro Hydro Guide

16047612 Canada Micro Hydro Guide

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Published by: monteroshop on Nov 13, 2012
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