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Micro Hydro Power in Twin Falls, ID

Putting Running Water to Work for You

Do you own a sizeable plot of property? Does that property have a source of natural running water like a large stream or river? If so, your property possesses one of the most consistent and readily accessible sources of green, renewable energy in the world. Running water can produce an abundance of clean electrical power, and for years we have used the sheer force of moving water to power everything from sawmills and fisheries to even large swaths of population centers with massive hydroelectric dams. Hydroelectric projects do not have to be on a massive, civic-level scale in order to be effective or affordable—micro hydro power systems can create this power for personal use in your own home or business!

Interested in learning about the benefits of micro hydro power? Find out what kind of energy your water source could provide. Call the clean energy experts at (208) 266-3258! We service Twin Falls, Boise, Buhl and surrounding areas.

Who Is Micro Hydro Power Right For?

If you have a significant source of natural running water on your property, you’re allowing one of the most consistent and reliable sources of natural energy to flow completely untapped. Harnessing this power and using it to generate electricity could significantly reduce your electrical bills, improve reliability, and even help you avoid things like peaktime charges and other major expenses. While not all water sources carry enough water to properly power a micro hydro power system, and thus not all properties have the option of using micro hydro power, those who do have the option should absolutely look into this option as a great way of producing the energy they need.

We encourage all of the following groups to consider a micro hydro power system if they have a running source of water on their property:

  • Homesteaders
  • Hobby farms
  • Small to medium commercial farms
  • Small to medium industrial businesses
  • Commercial properties
  • Educational institutions
  • Medical facilities

Get more information about putting running water to work powering your property! Contact Magic Solar today.

How Micro Hydro Power Works

How Micro Hydro Power Works

A hydropower system uses flowing water to turn a generator, producing electricity that powers our homes. Typically, these systems are extremely large and require a humongous quantity of water to turn the generators that produce a massive amount of electricity. A micro hydro power system scales this down significantly, requiring less water to turn a smaller generator that provides a smaller amount of electricity that is better suited to lower-scale applications, like a single home or business.

Every micro hydro power system contains a few common features:

  • Water conveyance, which carries the water collected at an inlet to the generator system itself. This is typically either an open channel, a pipeline, or a pressurized pipeline for more consistent generation.
  • A turbine, which transforms the energy of moving water into electricity by rotating a generator motor to produce power.
  • A regulator, which is an extremely important component that controls the generator and ensures consistent and even electrical output.
  • A wiring grid, which delivers the electricity to your home or wherever it is needed around your property.

However, don’t let the “micro” in the name sway your thinking into believing these systems are not that powerful. A typical micro hydro power system can produce up to 100 kilowatts of electricity, so long as conditions are optimal and the water source is large enough. That’s enough to power even some medium to large-size farms, industrial plants, and large homes with extensive energy requirements. These systems continuously charge a collection of batteries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As you use power, it’s pulled from these batteries

Once the water travels through and turns your generator, it then exits your system back into the same water source it was pulled from, meaning these systems consume virtually zero water at all. In fact, micro hydro power systems have one of the smallest environmental impacts of any energy generating system available today. Plus the incredible amount of electricity they can generate makes them one of the greatest investments both in your short and long-term future.

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