Micro-Hydro Electric Power
Do you have a stream or irrigation ditch running through your property? Micro-Hydro renewable energy systems use the power of water to generate electricity. Water is one of the greatest sources of energy on the planet, and is one of the most economical and efficient methods of producing electricity. Micro-Hydro can also be a great compliment to a solar system, as during the night, or during periods of rain your micro-hydro system can be producing power while the sun is not out. Simply put, micro-hydro is cost effective, where you can expect typical returns on investment within five years or less.
Since one of our team members is a professional hydrologist, Renewable Energy Specialists has over 10 years of experience dealing with surface water hydraulics and stream geomorphology. We know water, and we can help you determine if your site has the potential to generate electricity from water. Our professionals can help you determine average surface water discharge and stream energy; this is the first step in determining if your site has the potential to generate electricity from water. If your site does meet the basic requirements our experts will design a system that will be reliable and work efficiently with the changing seasons and surface water runoff patterns.