Overcoming Obstacles to Micro-Hydropower in Developing Countries

by Allen R. Inversin, NRECA, Washington, DC, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85

Abstract: This paper presents some examples of approaches to reducing the cost and sophistication of micro-hydropower technology to make this technology more readily accessible, economically attractive, and replicable in developing regions of the world. These examples deal with civil works, turbo-generating equipment, and end uses for micro-hydropower. The points highlighted in this paper are a selection of those that are covered in substantially greater depth in NRECA's Micro-Hydropower Sourcebook, to be available by the end of 1985. Also included are a few of the 400 original illustrations, depicting experiences from around the world, found in that publication.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Economic factors | Equipment and machinery | High-rise buildings | Publications | Developing countries | Head (fluid mechanics)

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