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Motors as Generators for Micro-hydro Power

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This is a guide to the use of induction motors for electricity generation in remote locations. It is written as a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes for isolated houses and communities. This revised edition brings in new concepts developed and tested to expand the power range of application of motors as generators, to make this technology safer and more reliable, while keeping costs low and making it accessible to developing countries. It also contains a new chapter on mains-connecting micro-hydro generators. This edition also draws on the practical experience of manufacturers and installers of induction generator units working in village locations in a large number of countries, among them Sri Lanka, Nepal, Peru, Kenya and others.

Author Biography

Nigel Smith has worked with the Intermediate Technology Development Group on induction generators for micro-hydro since 1985. He gained his PhD from the Nottingham Trent University, where he continues to work as a Senior Research Fellow. He has his own engineering consultancy, Smith Associates, and has worked in Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1999
Contributor
Edited by Nigel Smith
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd edition
Illustrations
5 Halftones, black and white; 39 Line drawings, black and white
Imprint
Practical Action Publishing
Pages
112
Dimensions
138x216x8
ISBN-13
9781853396458
Product ID
2060812

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