Design of Microhydro Electric Systems
In Design of Microhydro Electric Systems , you'll learn ...
- How hydropower works
- How to measure volumetric flow rate in small streams
- Types of turbines used in microhydro electric systems
- How to obtain the permits required to install and operate a system
This course will explain the basic system components and site requirements for microhydro electric systems.
The vast majority of the hydropower produced in the United States comes from large-scale projects that generate more than 30 megawatts (MW)-enough electricity to power nearly 30,000 households.
Small-scale hydropower systems are those that generate between 0.01 MW to 30 MW of electricity. Hydropower systems that generate less than 100 kilowatts (kW) (0.1MW) of electricity are often called microhydro systems. Most of the systems used by home and small business owners would qualify as microhydro systems. In fact, a 10 kW (0.01 MW) system generally can provide enough power for a large home, a small resort, or a hobby farm.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Run-of-the-river systems
- Determination of flow
- Determination of head
- Estimating Power Output
- Reverse use of a pump as a turbine
- Types of turbines
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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