The Centre for Alternative Technology
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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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