Micro-Hydro Contractors Hatfield PA

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TITAN Mobile Shredding, LLC
(866) 848-2699
P.O. Box 2166
Doylestown, PA

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(267) 286-5364
40 W Evergreen Ave
Philadelphia, PA
 
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(484) 614-0223
Po box 464
Pottstown, PA
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JMT Environmental Technologies, Inc.
(610) 837-8000
P.O. Box 22044
Lehigh Valley, PA

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(814) 237-6527
1212 N Atherton sT
State College, PA
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(215) 491-9000
1605 Ramblewood Lane
Jamison, PA
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Eastern Utility Contracting, Inc.
(610) 282-3250
4259 East Landis Street
Coopersburg, PA

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Renewable Energy Equipment Sales
(484) 824-8899
1166 Marcus Drive
Pottstown, PA
 
Northampton Generating Company, LP
(610) 261-3065
1 Horwith Drive
Northampton, PA

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(267) 825-0918
1655 Fairfield Rd
Yardley, 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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