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Home  >  Water Management  >   Micro-Hydro Power: Is It Right for My Farm? (Summary)

Micro-Hydro Power: Is It Right for My Farm?


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By Leif Kindberg

Published January 2011

Updated January 2011

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Introduction

Micro-hydro power projects can sustainably harvest energy from on-farm water resources and produce mechanical and electrical power. Low-impact, nonconsumptive, and "run-of-river," micro-hydro systems can produce renewable power for 20 or more years. This introduction to micro-hydro power will help guide you through the basic considerations for developing a micro-hydro project.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Step 1 — Will Your Resource Meet Your Needs?
Step 2 — Can You Use the Water Resource?
Step 3 — Calculate the Costs of the System
Step 4 — Compare the Costs of Alternatives
Step 5 — Financing Considerations
Step 6 — Start the Permitting Process
Step 7 — Build or Buy the Equipment
Step 8 — Install and Check the Equipment
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