Mini Hydro
Description of technology
Micro Hydro utilizes the kinetic energy of running water to change it into mechanical or motive power with the use of suitable turbine that rotates the generator to produce electricity. Due to availability of abundant water resources and suitable topography of the country the technology has high potential to utilise and meet rural energy needs. Nepal has abundant hydro power potential of 83000 MW out of which 430000 MW said to be technically and financially viable.
Keywords (maximum 5)
Kerosene and diesel that needed for lighting and agro processing
Status of Technology
Fully Commercialized
Clean technology, productive endues, job creation and environment management
List of components used
Penstock, turbine, generator, load controller, transmission and distribution
Name of the component
Turbine Generators ELC
Turbine Generators - KEL ELC - Preesu electronics
Capacity/Wattage (W)
Turbine Generators - 3kW ELC - 36 kW
Voltage input (V)
Turbine Generators - 230 V ELC - 230V
Efficiency (%)
ELC - 90%
Name of the organization
Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood Programme
Address/Zip code
Khumaltar, Lalitpur
Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 5547609