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General Arrangement of Hydropower Powerhouse

In general, a powerhouse in hydropower plant may be divided into three areas: The main powerhouse structure, housing the generating units and having either separate or combined generator and turbine room, Erection bay, and Service… Read more

Oct 16, 2013 | Edvard

General Arrangement of Hydropower Powerhouse

Diverting the River Flow With Dam

Introduction to Dams Dam Characteristics Embankment Dams Homogeneous dams Zoned embankment dams Embankments dams with membrane Concrete Dams Gravity dams Buttress dams Arch and Cupola dams Other Dam types Missouri River Dam in South Dakota… Read more

Dec 21, 2012 | Edvard

Diverting the River Flow With Dam

What would be the cost of micro hydro plant?

In the examples examined in the five countries, the capital cost13 of micro hydro plants, limited to shaft power, ranged from  US$714 (Nepal, Zimbabwe)  to US$1,233 (Mozambique).  The average cost is US$965 per installed kW… Read more

Oct 07, 2011 | Edvard

The mini-hydro plant in Sitio Campuestohan will provide power for 40 households

Arrangement of Hydropower Plants

Hydropower machine is the designation used for a machine that directly convert the hydraulic power in a water fall to mechanical power on the machine shaft. This power conversion involves losses that arise partly in… Read more

Aug 10, 2011 | Edvard

Arrangement of hydropower plants

Few Facts About Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and most notorious dam. The massive project sets records for number of people displaced (more than 1.2 million), number of cities and towns flooded (13… Read more

Feb 12, 2011 | Edvard

Few Facts About Three Gorges Dam

Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?

Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency wrestles with that very question in his book. Here’s an excerpt: No single RE source works best all… Read more

Dec 11, 2010 | Edvard

Hydro vs. Wind vs. Solar Power?

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