In this part of our homepage, you can get specific informations about planning a micro-hydropower plant. Generally, we differ between the low-head units and the medium- and high-head units.
The basic components on low-head or medium- and high-head units are the same. Some components, for example the penstock, are normally not needed on low-head turbines.
Two example units will show the general system design. Important parts of each system are described seperately, as the water intake for high head or the design of small weir fields on low-head turbines.