Moving water is an important source of mechanical energy. Water is very dense compared to air, and flowing water carries with it far more energy than a similar volume of moving air.
Humans have long appreciated the power of moving water, and have been using it for thousands of years.
Small-scale hydropower is one of the most cost-effective and reliable energy technologies to be considered for providing clean electricity generation.
Hydraulic power can be captured wherever a flow of water falls from a higher level to a lower level. This may occur where a stream runs down a hillside or a river passes over a waterfall or man-made weir, or where a reservoir discharges water back into the main river.
Efficient Hydroelectric power systems convert 70-90 per cent of water energy to electricity.
Generating hydroelectric power produces no waste.
Once installed, hydroelectric power systems should run for many years.
Hydroelectric power is a well-developed technology
For an assessment, on how a hydro system may be suitable for your organisation, with a Brookvex ECO Advisor, contact us today.