Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
E3A: Energy Education for Producers
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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Visit the website: E3A micro-hydro section
Project products are developed as part of SARE grants. They are made available with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within project products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.