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  1. 1980-01-01 The plan presented here is a detailed description of a 1-kilowatt (1-kW) generator unit, which was prepared in 1971. The plan is scheduled to be revised and updated in the near future in order to incorporate additional data. At the time, this plan was prepared, the generator had not been built on...
  2. 1984-01-01 Once it is understood that gravity and water can be harnessed to produce energy, a study of methods to extract this energy efficiently can be undertaken. The purpose of this paper is to discuss several such methods in general terms. The paper provides a basic introduction to the science of water...
  3. 1985-01-01 Electricity can be generated from the power of flowing water. This is called hydroelectric generation, and it can be done anywhere that there is water and a hill or drop for it to run down--in an irrigation canal, where a river runs through rapids or over a waterfall, or where a dam has backed up...
  4. 1985-01-01 The power of flowing water can be used to generate electricity, or to do other kinds of useful work. Generating electricity in this way is called hydroelectric generation. It can be done anywhere that there is water and a hill or drop for it to run down, such as a drop in an irrigation canal, a...
  5. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #3 Rugged northeastern Myanmar is home to the Lahu, Shan, Akha, Palaung and various other ethnic groups. With few paved roads and only a small percentage of the Shan State's population connected to the electrical grid, infrastructure serving the locals is still...
  6. This manual will enable the reader to assess the possibility and desirability of installing a small hydroelectric power plant, select the type of machinery most suitable for installation, and order turbine and generating equipment. It will also serve as a guide in actual construction and...
  7. 2011-01-01 Pumps as Turbines: A user’s guideis a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes for isolated houses and communities. It concerns the use of standard pump units as a low-cost alternative to conventional turbines to provide...
  8. This booklet describes an improved and more efficient mill that has been developed for use in Nepal. In view of the various types of equipment that can be driven from the central power unit, it has become known as the multi-purpose power-unit. (MPPU) 37 pages, illustrated
  9. 1986-01-01 This sourcebook is a preliminary effort to prepare a reference book which covers many of the aspects of planning and implementing micro-hydropower schemes in developing countries. 285 pages, illustrated, photos
  10. The BGET provides hands-on appropriate technology training and financial support to village innovators in ethnic minority areas on both sides of the Thai/Burma border. BGET’s Knowledge Base offers a wealth of technical downloads in English and Thai related to renewable energy technologies for...