Microhydro System Design & Installation Workshop

Event date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:00am - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 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.

Who should attend?.....basically anyone

  • Renewable energy installers, contractors, dealers
  • Electricians and plumbers
  • Land, home, business, or farm owners
  • Students, tradespersons and inventors
  • Teachers
  • Elected officials
  • Electrical companies/cooperatives
  • Any energy user interested in harnessing power from solar, wind or water

Early Registration Cost: $325*
*Cost after May 17: $375 
Students in UNC System Early Registration Cost: $275**
**Student Cost after May 17: $300

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Katherine Harper Hall, Room TBD. Parking will be at Rivers Street Parking Deck, you will be given a permit to use when exiting the deck.
Time: Friday, June 7 9:00am-4:00pm (includes lunch) and 
          Saturday, June 8 9:00am-1:00pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 10 PDH, 10 LU|HSW
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.

For more information and to register, click here


Brent Summerville

micro hydro microhydro
Mollie's Branch Microhydro System

Energy Center
Contact name: 
Janet Miller
Contact email: 
Contact telephone: 
Katherine Harper Hall

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Jamie Russell, PhD, MEng
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