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What kind of energy produces a hydroelectric power plant ?
Hydroelectric power plants converts the kinetic energy of flowing water into electricity.
In what capacity dimensions are hydro-power stations available ?
Conversio Africa builds hydro-power plants of 0.1 kW to 5,000 kW.
What is the difference between running and storage power plants ?
River power stations operate continuously from the flowing water without retaining it. They are mainly build on the side of large rivers and use the energy potential of large amounts of water over a rather small slope.
Storage power plants use the water retained in reservoirs and produce the energy required at the time of greatest demand. When demand is low, they stand still. It usually use smaller amounts of water over a large slope.
How much current generates a hydroelectric power plant per year ?
Water quantity Q = 10 m³/s
Slope H = 15 m
Gravity g = 9.81 m/s²
Overall efficiency n = 80 %
Full-load hours per year Z = 5,000 h
Formula for calculating the power (P) of a hydroelectric power station:
P = Q * H * g * n
P = 1,177 kW
Produced energy(E) of hydroelectric power plant per year:
E = P * Z
E = 5.885 millions kWh
What are pumped storage hydro-power stations ?
Pumped storage hydro-power stations are Hydroelectric plants that pump water to higher surface reservoirs. The process is driven by cheaper electricity to produce a higher peak current at times when the demand for electricity is high.
Is it necessary for a hydro-power plant that the river on which the station is going to be built carries water throughout the year in order to operate ?
Either way, it is always desirable that the river carries high amounts of water throughout the year. This ensures that the hydroelectric power plant will run as economically as possible.
I am very interested in a hydroelectric power plant what is the next step ?
Please get in contact with us as soon as possible, so we can start planning your own hydro-power plant together.
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