Microhydro System Design and Installation Workshop

Event date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:00am - Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm


This 1-1/2 day workshop will cover the basics of small scale hydro power with a field trip to local microhydro installation. Participants will learn about: site assessment techniques including the measurement of head and flow; system design; types of turbines and their associated performance and cost; system components such as the intake, penstock and balance of system; maintenance and troubleshooting; and case studies.

Please join us for 1-1/2 days packed with information and site visit to Mollies Branch hydro system for hands on demonstrations. Read this current HomePower magazine article for more information on the Mollies Branch microhydro system.

Early Registration Cost: $325
Cost after September 1: $375
Student Early Registration Cost: $275
Students in UNC system cost after September 1: $300

To register, click here!

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Exact location TBD
Time: Friday, September 22 9:00am-4:00pm (includes lunch) and
          Saturday, September 23 9:00am-1:00pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 10 PDH, 10 LU, NCBI 10 CE to maintain designation
All attendess will receive a Certificate of Completion

Note: Please bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, raingear, water bottle, camera, notepad, etc. Bring warm clothes, dress in layers and wear good shoes for walking in various terrain.


Brent Summerville

Energy Center
Contact name: 
Janet Miller
Contact email: 
Contact telephone: 
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