6.Mini-hydro power

# 6.Mini-hydro power - Mini-Hydro Power 1 Introduction...

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Flow Rate (Q) in the river, is the volume of water passing per second, measured in m 3 /sec. For small schemes, the flow rate may also be expressed in litres/second or 1 m 3 /sec. h Power and Energy Power is the energy converted per second, i.e. the rate of work being done, measured in watts (where 1watt = 1 Joule/sec. and 1 kilowatt = 1000 watts). In a hydro power plant, potential energy of the water is first converted to equivalent amount of kinetic energy. Thus, the height of the water is utilized to calculate its potential energy and this energy is converted to speed up the water at the intake of the turbine and is calculated by balancing these potential and kinetic energy of water. Potential energy of water Ep = m*g*H
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## This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course FC gj, taught by Professor Glokgh during the Spring '97 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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