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Micro Hydro

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    Opportunity

    Facilities meeting one or more of the following criteria may benefit from this opportunity.

    • Year round natural water source of at least 50 ft of head

     

    Background

    Hydropower is one of the most efficient and reliable renewable energy sources available. Unlike the seasonal and daily fluctuations of solar and wind energy, micro-hydro can provide constant year-round energy production with slight capacity peaks in the winter months. Micro-hydro installations typically rely on a pipe to collect water from a stream or river. The water gains energy by flowing downhill through the pipe and is then passed through a turbine connected to a generator.

     

    Templates

    These templates are excel based spreadsheets that quickly and easily help users quantify energy savings, cost savings, implementation costs, and payback.  The excel spreadsheets then automatically write a professional looking report for users to utilize as they see fit.

     

    Examples

    Following is an example of a recommendation prepared with this tool:

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