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=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.