Layman’s Guidebook on how to develop a small hydro site

Archimedes Screws at PhiliphaughAnother rainy day and the Tweed Rivers will be running high – so here’s some ‘light reading’  to help you to to harness some of that hydro energy .

The Layman’s Guide on how to develop a small hydro site: A handbook prepared  for the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General for Energy by European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA).   Download the publication here EU_layman’s_guide_to_small_hydro

An updated guide to the above by the Thematic Network on Small Hydropower (TNSHP) includes the developments in engineering and science that have taken place since the first publication. Download here Updated Guide to Small Hydro

We also found this slightly slimmer publication – A Guide to UK Mini Hydro Development by the British Hydropower Association. Download Here A Guide to UK mini-hydro development v3

Be inspired by watching this short video of the Hydro Scheme at Philiphaugh.  https://vimeo.com/121903013

 

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