There are several factors which help determine if your site is appropriate for using water as a source of energy generation. Firstmost, it is necessary to have a river or stream on or near your property which runs year-round. Measuring the water head (pressure) and water flow rate will determine how much power is available and which type of turbine might be used.
Besides the micro-hydro turbine, many of the other electrical components in a micro-hydro system are the same as those used in solar electric or wind power systems. Contact us for more information, or to schedule a site evaluation and consultation.