Are you planning to develop a small hydro-power station? If yes then take a quick look on the list below, a list consisting of seven reasons that probably will lead your project into a failure.
- Failure to realize how important full field data is for proper design.
- Failure of homemade equipment made with junked parts.
- Over-estimating the amount and constancy of the stream flow.
- Penstocks or flumes that are too small to allow the plant to operate at full capacity.
- Failure to anticipate the expense of keeping trash racks clear and machinery in good repair.
- Failure to design and plan for winter ice buildup.
- Overestimation of a proposed plant’s capability. The average home has demand peaks varying from 4 to 12 kilowatts.