Microhydropower can be one of the most simple and consistent forms or renewable energy on your property. Microhydropower also called hydroelectricity or hydro systems has the potential to produce enough electricity to power most electrical appliances and lighting in a home or small business.
The PeachyKeen solution to incorporating Hydropower systems into our everyday lives is through our buildings guttering or water drainage systems. The downward flow of water into a turbine can drive a generator to produce electricity. The greater the height and the more water there is flowing through the turbine, the more electricity will be generated. This would be ideally suited to a country with a lot of rainfall such as Scotland!
However rainfall is not always guaranteed (even in Scotland!) optimal sources of water to power buildings would be bodies of water such as rivers or streams (remember the water powered textile mills). If we may divert you to the video at the foot of this webpage, we can demonstrate our own test set up in PeachyKeen HQ – for the purpose of the video we diverted the water inside the building though it would work equally as efficiently outside.
An optional extra to this solution is utilising the rainwater after it has enabled the generation of electricity, to hydrate an Urban Farming, hydroponics system. Read more about Urban Farming here
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