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Start here: First steps in harnessing your site's potential

December 18, 2016

Starting to Harness Your Site’s Power

At Rickly, we believe that Small Hydropower is important.  We can help you every step of the way, from measuring your site potential to reconditioning existing equipment.

The Big Idea: Harness the Power of Water

The basic equation for hydropower is:

P=Qhkg, where

P=Power in watts

Q=Flow in m^3/s

K=Turbine efficiency.  This varies widely, but a good starting point is 75%

G=Acceleration due to gravity=9.8m/s^2

Based on the flow rates and your company’s wastewater focus, we assume you are using the turbine to power the outfall of an existing wastewater treatment plant. 

With this in mind we assumed a 4m head for the site, but this is a guess based on history with facilities of that flow rate.

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We believe that projects work when a vision meets the experience to execute.

Rickly Hydro has provided high quality equipment and services for the hydro industry for more than 75 years.  Our past can help you define your future.

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Columbus OH, 43219

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