Micro-Hydro: Installation and Components

In order to build a micro-hydro system, you will need the following system components. You can attempt this yourself, if you:

If not, feel free to read on anyway, consult a micro-hydro contractor after taking a peek at our advice on choosing a micro hydro contractor.

The components of a micro-hydro system include:

Learn more about some key components:

In all aspects of a micro hydro system, the key thing to remember is that everything gets wet.


An interesting aspect of micro hydro systems is that batteries last longer than those used by other renewable energy systems. This is because they do not discharge as frequently, especially if you have year round streaming water (in which case you might choose to gamble on no battery at all-though we do not advise this, of course). You can learn more details about batteries

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