When most people think of hydropower, they imagine the Hoover Dam or other large-scale installations. Hydroelectricity can also work on a much smaller scale. This module focuses on micro-hydroelectricity (micro-hydro), designed for homeowners and agricultural operators to reduce purchased electricity use, much like a small wind or solar electric system.
Micro-hydro topics include:
Overview | Understanding Micro-hydro | Site Assessment | Equipment and Installer Selection and Costs | Regulations | Links | Tools for Teachers
Find more home, ranch and farm energy topics from E3A here.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) EW10-012, Equipping Extension Educators to Address Producer Needs in Energy Education .
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.