MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 112, 201721st Innovative Manufacturing Engineering & Energy International Conference – IManE&E 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Energy (Smart Grids, Energy efficiency in buildings, Energy systems and energy management, Energy policies, Environmental technologies and studies, Renewable energy technologies and energy saving materials)|
|Published online||03 July 2017|
Assessment of small hydropower potential by software. Case study
1 National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Water Management Department, 97 Bucuresti - Ploiesti, Bucharest, 013686, Romania
2 Technical University Gheorghe Asachi of Iași, Department of Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Machinery and Fluid Power Systems, B-dul Dimitrie Mangeron nr.59A, Iasi, 700050, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The rivers hydropower potential is considered one of the oldest renewable energy source used in the electricity production process. A method to investigate the possibility to construct a micro hydropower system on a small river is presented. The analysis and the hydropower assessment were done by using Vapidro-Aste software. Results point out that micro-hydro units can be implemented in remote locations or hybrid renewable energy systems, while the environmental flow is guaranteed.
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