susteng.xls A small spreadsheet calculation program for assessing the financial viabilityenvironmental technology projects. Includes parameters for inflation, taxation, and depreciation
Final Diss 2005 A very detailed paper covering water wheels, with some references to turbines, also covers the floating water wheel or Belisarius Mill
Osberton Old Mill Ford Concept sketch for a new stream mill
US Patent 3984698 Drive system for generators on stream mills. Patent not probably valid due to prior art eg this
IMARESTPAPV2.PDF UNEXPLOITED RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR MARINE ENERGY SOURCES
hydropower.mp3 is a recording of an interview with Andrew Stobart by BBC Hereford & Worcester, the introduction is not given whole item available here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p002bmlj/Keith_Gooden_11_03_2009/
scorpion01.pdf is a talk given by Andrew Stobart in October 1986, on the possible perils of The Greenhouse Effect, 23 years later we are still discussing the problem, with little action !!
Tidal Power gives some brief notes on the AUR Water Engine, which has potential for large rivers, with low heads. A detailed description of this technology is available, on aurnotes.pdf see also
Dawson Tidal is a report on the "Three Pond" system for tide ponds
reth05.jpg is a diagram of a ram pump on a stream at the bottom of a slope, pumping up to a head tank which then delivers to turbines or water motors. This way a slow flowing stream can provide some "high head" energy. System was used in Victorian times eg at Osberton Hall, Notts, to provide power for a large house for lifts etc, and in this instance to drive the blower of the owner's pipe organ ! As a Ram Pump can deliver a very high pressure, it would be interesting to know if one has ever been "close coupled" to a turbine.
iha_sap.pdf is the International Hydropower Association protocol on Sustanability
SmallHydro. Interesting recent article from Austria on Small Hydro Technology, Research & Development
timo_flashpohler_kaplano.pdf is a thesis on Kaplan Turbine design. Very useful for low head sites
reth01.jpg gives the methods for assessing the flow of water in a stream or other watercourse to establish the hydropower potential
offgrid.doc the thoughts of a "Homesteader" in the USA about the benefits of NOT being connected to the electricity grid. Much the same considerations may apply in UK Also if used "offgrid", electric power is worth the value you do not pay for it. If sold to the grid this value may be much lower.
Low Head Hydropower Augst 2009 The Environment Agency's Guidance for Low Head Hydro Installations, see also the Blog on this subject
Battery Manufacturers A comprehensive list of the World's Battery Manufacturers
Teme Extraction Strategy Environment Agency Guidance document
Microhydro design guide, turbine selection and components
LAYMAN’S GUIDE BOOK ON HOW TO DEVELOP A SMALL HYDROSITE
Download available here [file too large for Weebly site !]
Laymans Guidebook on how to develop a small Hydro site
Large downlodable .pdf file 11 MB +
Turbine Selection Charts
Components for Microhydro system
Equipment Diagrams A considerable number of equipment diagrams are available, but have not been put on this website to keep it simple, Enquries to the Webmaster giving a specific technology/equipment illustration desired.
Google translation of French paper on water wheels
Crossflow Design & Crossflow Construction plus Walshhydro are design and construction data for Crossflow [Banksi] turbines for micro hydro systems. These are from Australia
PICO PROPELLAR GUIDLINES, new work from Nottinghamd University for very small units
Small list of suppliers of "pancake" and wheel motors and generators which may be of use on some Hydro applications