Mini Hydro
Description of technology
Micro and Mini Hydro Power Generation has the capacity to produce electricity from above 5 kW up to 100 kW. Micro- and mini hydro power generation consist of turbine, generator, and control panel system. Turbine function to convert energy potential into torque energy to rotate the generator. Control panel system function to regulate and protect the distribution so the customers will have a stable and safe electricity.

Four types of water turbine have been developed:
1. Propeller Type
2. Tubular Type
3. Cross flow Type
4. Pelton Type

Our engineers have extensive experience in assisting local people to build, operate, and maintain the system.
Specific Features
This technology reduces the use of fossil fuel to produce energy; provide sustainable energy with natural resources; provide electricity for people in the remote areas.
Keywords (maximum 5)
Electricity, micro and mini hydro power, low and high head, turbine
Status of Technology
Fully Commercialized
1. Can be managed easily by local people; 2. Electricity can drive productive activity of the local people; handicraft and agricultural processing; 3. Micro-, and mini hydro power encourages societ
Areas of application/Business opportunities
Can be implemented in areas with water potential; support the growth of industry/ agricultural processing in remote areas
List of components used
Runner, shaft, Seal, Bearing, Pully, Belt, bolt, nut, turbine house, Generator, and control panel
Name of the component
Control panel Generator Turbine Ballast Load
Control panel - Local brand or imported ones Generator - Mareli Motori (Italia), etc Turbine - Te
Capacity/Wattage (W)
Control panel 10.000-150.000 Generator 15.000 – 150.000 Turbine 500 – 150.000 Ballast Load 50
Voltage input (V)
Control panel - 380 V Generator - 380 V Turbine Ballast Load
Efficiency (%)
Generator - 80 %, Turbine - 60 to 90 %
Name of the organization
Research Centre for Electricity and Mechatronics, LIPI
Address/Zip code
Jl.Sangkuriang Kompleks LIPI, Gedung 20
Bandung – Indonesia