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Source: New Society

Summary

Waterpower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world today, and microhydro is a mature, proven technology that can provide clean, inexpensive, renewable energy with little or no impact on the environment.

Serious Microhydro brings you dozens of firsthand stories of energy independence covering a complete range of systems, from household pressure sites to higher pressure installations capable of powering a farm, business, or small neighborhood. Topics include:

  • Low head and medium head sites
  • AC-only systems as well as ones using a battery/inverter subsystem
  • Stand alone power supply or grid intertie setups
  • Hybrid systems (combined with photovoltaics or wind)

  • Serious Microhydro shows how scores of people are achieving a high standard of living from local energy sources with a minimal ecological footprint. It has particular appeal to homeowners, teachers, renewable energy professionals, activists, and decision makers who want to understand the technology from a “hands-on” perspective.

    About the author

    Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer with decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling, and teaching microhydro technology. He is a founder and president of Friends of Renewable Energy BC, and the author of Microhydro: Clean Power From Water.

    Where to get it?

    New Society Book Publishers
    Amazon US
    Amazon CA
    Amazon UK
    Amazon AU
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    I find this to be a joke, written in sowing the seeds, i bursted in laughter (more sarcasm and wit but yeah..). Sorry for the rather bizarre humor:
    “ i read about a professor recently who did a basic study of the deserts of iran and iraq. I do not remember his name anymore, but he came to the conclusion that it would be better to leave the deserts as they are, and refrain from intervening. There is also a theory that it would be better to let Africa’s deserts and the resulting public health problems take their “natural" course."
     
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    Awesome!If I find the right spot of land,I will be using micro hydro.It's the one requirement that I will not compromise on.
     
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    I have a fast running creek (Flume) right beside me, literally. But due to the demand of micro-hydro systems throughout my Province we can not legally access it! Bummer...
     
    We kept yelling "heart attack" and he kept shaking his head. Charades was the tiny ad's idea.
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