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The costs of small-scale hydro power production: Impact on the development of existing potential.

Aggidis, George A. and Luchinskaya, E. and Rothschild, R. and Howard, D. C. (2010) The costs of small-scale hydro power production: Impact on the development of existing potential. Renewable Energy, 35 (12). pp. 2632-2638.

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Abstract

A major barrier to starting small scale hydro power projects is an understanding of how much the scheme will cost. Empirical formulae to estimate the cost of electro-mechanical equipment and the costs of different types of turbines were developed through statistical analysis of cost data obtained from a range of turbine manufacturers. The approach differentiates between different turbine designs and presents formulae for all major small scale devices. The derived results were compared to the results obtained from using other methodologies and were found to provide more realistic cost estimates.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Renewable Energy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small hydro plants ; Hydro project cost ; Electro-mechanical equipment cost ; Turbine cost
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 33721
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2010 14:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:18
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33721

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