Pico hydro power: Turbines smaller than 10 kW are usually called “pico”. Pico hydro power is rarely fed into a power grid, but in most cases electricity is delivered to a village or a workshop. As there are varying definitions of the power range of of “micro” and “pico”, it is advantageous to specify each project’s power output in kW.
Pico hydropower is the only form of small renewable energy production which works continuously without battery storage. Where applicable it is the most cost efficient solution to supply electrical energy. Pico turbines can provide power for small clusters or even single households
Individual hydropower supply cuts out the efforts of organising a community. Identifying, planning and managing takes a higher proportion of the whole installation efforts as smaller a sites becomes. For less consumers served, specialists have similar efforts in accessing sites. On the other hand small installation are more likely to be “do it your self“.
With guidance by info materials and advise from a local shop consumers could be enabled to install their own pico turbine. If pico hydropower can become an “over the counter” product it meets a immense demand.
One example may be the north of Laos where cheap Chinese pico-turbines flooded the country in ten-thousands or more.
- suitable locations
- accessibility of affordable equipment (turbines) and installation know how
Electricity has a high value so working systems will spread quickly.
In many countries self-made solutions can be found, whereby a wooden water wheel is coupled with a car-alternator to produce electricity. Professional solutions increase efficiency reliability and safety.
Pico Hydro Turbines
Principles of Turbines for high, medium and low head conditions
3kw pico hydro power generator
|Main Specifications of 3kw pico hydro power generator|
|Reted Water Head||50m|
|Rated Water Flow||12 L/S|
|Diameter of Penstock||150mm|
|Model||3DCT4-Z||Conforms to the IEC international electrician committee standard|
|Rated speed||1800 r/min|
|Ambient Temperature||－25℃ ~ ＋50℃|
|Safety Protection||Short circuit protection||Pico Hydro Generator Safety|
|Over load protection|
|Packing Material||Fiberboard box||Pico Hydro Generator Packages by Fiberboard box|
|Packing Size||88*57*77 cm|
Hydro Energy Selection one: 3kw pico hydro power generator