HYDRO ELECTRIC SYSTEMS
Hydroelectricity systems generate electricity from running water – usually a small stream. Small or “micro” hydroelectricity systems can produce enough electricity for lighting and electrical appliances in an average home.
Hydroelectricity systems are also called hydro power systems or just hydro systems.
- How do hydroelectricity systems work?
- The benefits of hydro systems
- Is a hydro system suitable for my home?
- Making the most of hydroelectricity
- Costs and savings
- Find out more
HOW DO HYDRO ELECTRIC SYSTEMS WORK?
Hydro power systems use running water to turn a small turbine which generates electricity. The faster the water flows and the more water there is, the more electricity can be generated.
The amount of electricity a system actually generates depends on how efficiently it converts the power of the moving water into electrical power.
THE BENEFITS OF HYDRO ELECTRIC SYSTEMS
- Cut your carbon footprint: hydroelectricity is green, renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.
- Cut your electricity bills: hydroelectricity is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation you’ll reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills.
- A lower cost option: installing a hydro system can be expensive, but in many cases it’s less than the cost of getting a connection to the National Grid.
- Cheap heating and hot water: a hydro system may generate more electricity than you need for lighting your home and powering your electrical appliances – so you can use the excess to heat your home and your hot water too.
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