Microhydro System Design and Installation

Sep 21 2018 - Sep 22 2018
Note: You will be asked to create an account to register.


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 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 water

Early Registration Cost: $325*
*Cost after August 31: $375
Students in UNC System Early Registration Cost: $275**
**Student Cost after August 31: $300

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Katherine Harper Hall, Room 180. Parking will be at Rivers Street Parking Deck, you will be given a permit to use when exiting the deck.
Time: Friday, September 21 9:00am-4:00pm (includes lunch) and
          Saturday, September 22 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

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Jamie Russell, PhD, MEng
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Boone, NC 28608


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Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University

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