ERIC Number: ED452035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
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Feasibility, Design and Construction of a Small Hydroelectric Power Generation Station as a Student Design Project.
Peterson, James N.; Hess, Herbert L.
An undergraduate capstone engineering design project now provides hydroelectric power to a remote wilderness location. Students investigated the feasibility of designing, building, and installing a 4kW hydroelectric system to satisfy the need for electric power to support the research and teaching functions of Taylor Ranch, a university facility far from the utility grid. After showing such a system to be feasible, they proceeded to design and build it. Technical issues and stringent environmental regulations are addressed. The students documented their design and developed instructions for installation and operation. The system was installed and currently provides electric power for Taylor Ranch. The first year of operation is briefly described and photographs of the equipment are presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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