Micro-hydro in Peru
A decade ago, the region of Piura had no electricity. But ten years on, villages are back in business thanks to Practical Action using alternative technology as a mechanism for rural development. Harnessing water from the local rivers using Practical Action designed micro hydro systems provides power for the area, 24 hours a day.
- Practical Answers Technical Brief on micro hydro power
This fact sheet looks at the main components of a run-of-the-river micro-hydro scheme, suitable conditions for micro-hydro power, the various types of turbine, and the economics.
- Practical Action's work on micro hydro - with links to case studies and relevant materials
- Practical Action's position on small-scale hydropower - with links to case studies and social impact evaluations
- Case study: Tungu-Kabri micro-hydro power project in Kenya