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Hydro Power

Hydro power is power derived from the energy of falling or running water, such as rivers. Micro and pico hydro turbines are small-scale producers of energy, which do not cause as much impact to the surrounding ecosystems and landscape as larger hydro developments, but can provide electricity to people for domestic use such as lighting and can also improve income through greater business activity.

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Microcentrales Hidroeléctricas Chambamoteras en Cajamarca

Video testimonial del funcionamiento de una de nuestras Micro Centrales HIdroeléctricas (MCH) implementadas en el norte de Cajamarca (Chambamontera). Iniciativa ganadora del Premio Ashden.

Soluciones Prácticas, Published on 2017

Picocentral hidroeléctrica

Pico e hidro son instalaciones hidroeléctricas con niveles de generación eléctrica menores de cinco kilovatios que gozan de ventajas en términos de costos y simplicidad, comparados con sistemas...

Soluciones Prácticas, Published on 2017

Trazo y revestimiento de canales

Este manual está escrito en forma sencilla y contiene todas las pautas para la aplicación del método antes señalado, desde el trazado y excavación, hasta el revestimiento y curado de la mezcla a...

Rodríguez, Luis;Segura, Jorge, Published on 2017

Introduction for Practitioners: Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids

This brief discusses the factors of mini-grid economic viability – revenue, tariffs and costs - and introduces technologies and approaches for enhancing viability through real-time monitoring,...

Dipendra Bhattarai;Drew Corbyn;Zibusiso Ncube;Elizabeth Njoki;Louise Waters, Published on 2016

Opportunities for Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids: A Case Study of Operational Systems in Nepal

This report outlines the types and extent of remote monitoring, control and payment systems used on mini-grids in Nepal, and some of their challenges. Four case studies are presented: the AEPC...

Dipendra Bhattarai;Bipin Basnet, Published on 2016

Market Analysis: Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids in Kenya and Rwanda

This report introduces the current market size for mini-grid monitoring, control and payment technologies in Kenya and Rwanda, considers market segmentation with respect to ownership/operating...

Elizabeth Njoki;Louise Waters, Published on 2016

Metering and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids: An Analysis of the Market in Zimbabwe

This market assessment gives an overview of the state of the electricity sector in Zimbabwe, and describes the country’s renewable energy potential and the degree to which it has been exploited....

Zibusiso Ncube;Louise Waters, Published on 2017

Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technology for Mini-grids: Rwanda Field Test Evaluation Report

Among the small number of mini-grids currently operational in Rwanda, in early 2016 none were known to make use of smart monitoring, control and payment technologies. Through its contribution to...

Elizabeth Njoki;Louise Waters, Published on 2017

An assessment of the small hydro potential in Sri Lanka

his study was carried out with the aim of developing a comprehensive national database on small hydro sites in Sri Lanka with a preliminary estimate of the exploitable hydro potential at each site.

Fernando, S., Published on 2015

Pico Hydro to Light up the Lives of Rural Poor

Harnessing energy from small water streams can be effectively used to meet the basic electricity demand of rural poor.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2012

දොළුව ප්‍රදර්ශක ජල විදුලි බලාගාරය: උඩපළාත ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාව

This booklet is primarily produced as a guide to the "Doluwa" demonstrative micro hydro power plant. It describes the basics of the construction and maintenance of a micro hydro plant.

Musafer, N.;Kumara, A.;Silva, S.;Nayanananda, G.N.K., Published on 2013

Beyond the grid

This is a collection of 04 development case studies. Also it is a combination of development studies and social history of the chosen villages and individuals written in intricate short story...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

පහන් මාර්ග

This is a collection of 04 development case studies. Also it is a combination of development case studies and social history of the chosen villages and individuals written in intricate short story...

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Delmalla, Hotambala Ella village micro hydro electrification project

This is the feasibility study of the Delmalla, Hotambala Ella electrification project carried out by Practical Action Sri Lanka in 1995.

Practical Action, Published on 2011

Welihelatenna micro hydro project : feasibility report

This is the feasibility report, prepared for the proposed (in 1997) micro hydro scheme in Welihelatenna , Ytiyantota district division, Kegalle district. This project was conducted in 1997.

Practical Action, Published on 2001

Environmental impact assessment of micro hydro project sites

This study aims to assess the current methods of environmental impact assessment that are commonly in use to evaluate development projects, in the context of their suitability for application to...

Ramanadan, T., Published on 2011

Decentralized Micro hydro schemes for rural electrification: a community based approach

This report gathers the experience of village hydro project of ITSL (Practical Action) which had a focus on using decentralized micro hydro systems set up with community participation as a viable...

Jayalath N.M.;Ekanayake S., Published on 2005

Gender mainstreaming in energy projects training manual for pico hydro installations

This manual provides implementers with technical information on how to install an efficient pico hydro unit with community participation (including that of women in the community who benefit the...

Kalugalagedera, T.(ed);Samarakoon, D.(ed), Published on 2011

Operation and maintenance of community based micro-hydro village electrification schemes

This booklet provides basic instructions and advice on how to keep a community based micro-hydro village electrification scheme up and running. It helps the community understand the technology,...

Musafer, N.(ed);Kalugalagedara, T.(ed), Published on 2015

Effects of climatic change in harnessing off-grid village micro-hydro power generation in Sri Lanka:Climatic Change Enabling Activity Project final report

This is the final report of the study conducted with an objective of examining the effects of climatic change on harnessing micro hydro power generation in Sri Lanka and make recommendations to...

Hitinayake, G., Published on 2007

 

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