Micro-Hydro Contractors Downingtown PA

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Energy Choice Solutions
(484) 885-8345
913 Shenandoah Lane
West Chester, PA

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Renewable Energy Equipment Sales
(484) 824-8899
1166 Marcus Drive
Pottstown, PA
 
PPL Corporation
(610) 774-5151
2 North 9th Street
Allentown, PA

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Northampton Generating Company, LP
(610) 261-3065
1 Horwith Drive
Northampton, PA

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Sustainable Energy Fund
(610) 264-4440
968 Postal Road, Suite 315
Allentown, PA

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TerraSol Energies
(888) 873-9995
11 McComb Avenue
Glen Mills, PA
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Leamy Electric Inc
(484) 614-0223
Po box 464
Pottstown, PA
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Eastern Utility Contracting, Inc.
(610) 282-3250
4259 East Landis Street
Coopersburg, PA

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Log Cabin Solar and Wind
(717) 377-9070
12863 Sandy Mount Road
Orrstown, PA
 
Liberty Recycling, Inc.
(610) 433-0129
526 North Third Street
Allentown, PA

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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:

  • are an electrician,
  • know a lot about construction (and )
  • have proper permits from local authorities, both to build and alter water course.

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:

  • pipes - learn about pipeline sizing
  • micro hydro turbines
  • generator (see below)
  • inverter
  • charge controllers
  • battery (see below)
  • wiring

Learn more about some key components:

  • Balance of system, as with other renewable energy systems, refers to all aspects of the energy production other than the actual harvester of energy.
  • Generators, in a micro-hydro system, can require special consideration, as these are likely to interact closely with the water. For example, the magnets may need regular replacing (due to exposure to water), so purchasing a permanent magnet type of generator may be an unwise expenditure.
In all aspects of a micro hydro system, the key thing to remember is that everything gets wet.

Batteries

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 c...

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