what you will learn
Participants perform preliminary system sizing for mechanical and electrical power generation of 50-watt to 100-kilowatt capacities. This workshop combines class lectures with site tours and lab exercises. Hands-on exercises include: methods of flow measurement, determining head, analyzing and assembling small functioning systems. The class is taught by two highly experienced Micro-hydro installers/instructors.
• Learn safety procedures working with electricity
• Understand fundamental water hydraulics and hydrostatic pressures. Understand the difference between static and dynamic heads.
• Understand the various components of hydroelectric systems
• Identify the two major hydro turbine groups (reaction and impulse turbines)
• Learn the differences between AC and DC Systems
• Develop site analysis skills for measuring water flow and elevation difference (head)
• Review 6 different plan examples of hydroelectric system designs
• Learn battery design and energy storage techniques
• Understand controls for balancing energy production with energy loads
• Summarize troubleshooting procedures and resources
• Develop maintenance requirements both short and long term
• Learn integration techniques for hybrid solar, wind and hydroelectric systems
• Review 4 case studies using different turbine types
• Learn legal requirements for hydroelectric systems including FERC permits, water rights and stream alteration.
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Paonia is located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, at 5,645 ft. in elevation. Along with Hotchkiss and Crawford, Paonia is one of the small towns that make up the North Fork Valley. The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through Paonia and the valley. On both sides of the valley are higher mesas offering panoramic views of the West Elk Mountains, Ragged Mountains, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and San Juan Mountains.
- July 12 2021 - July 16 2021
- 5 Days
- 40 hours/week