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Operation, performance and economic analysis of low head micro-hydropower turbines for rural and remote areas: A review

Elbatran, A. H. and Yaakob, Omar and Ahmed, Yasser Mohamed and Shabara, H. M. (2015) Operation, performance and economic analysis of low head micro-hydropower turbines for rural and remote areas: A review. Renewable And Sustaible Energy Reviews, 43 . pp. 40-50. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.11.045

Abstract

Electrical power is essential in commercial, economic and social investments especially in emergent countries. Hydropower energy has become one of the most suitable and efficient sources of renewable energy, though it has taken more than a century of experience to actually generate efficient electricity for supply. Nowadays, most rural areas in developed and developing countries use cheap and effective micro-hydropower plants for producing electricity. To achieve more efficiency, researchers are looking forward to using simple turbines for achieving good performance with minimum initial and running cost, for utilization especially in poor countries. This paper presents a review of low head micro-hydropower turbines; focusing on categories, performance, operation and cost.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cost, efficiency, low head, micro-hydropower, performance, turbines
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58693
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:22 Mar 2017 14:26

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