Optimal design of mini-hydro power plant – simplified model

May 10th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Optimum design

Optimal design of mini-hydro power plant – simplified model

Your energy technology expert is happy to announce that it has now simplified the calculations leading to the optimal design of a mini-hydro power plant.

The user can optimize the headrace design by varying its slope and configuration (open canal rectangular, open canal trapezoidal, concrete pipe, GRP pipe) and also the penstock diameter (larger/more expenseive¬†and lower head loss/higher energy sales¬†vs smaller/less expensive and higher head/lower energy sales). More »