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
- 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.
Mollie's Branch Microhydro System