Microhydro System Design and Installation

Friday, June 7, 2019 to Saturday, June 8, 2019

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 a site visit to Mollies Branch hydro system for hands on demonstrations. 

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 water

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

Note: You will be asked to create an account to register.

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, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 10 PDH, 10 LU|HSW
All attendees 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

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Mollie's Branch Microhydro System