Site investigation for Bengoh’s mini-hydro return promising reports!
|Waterfall near Kg Rejoi’s new settlement|
|Waterfall near Kg Bojong’s new settlement|
Looking at the waterfalls near to the 2 villages where the mini-hydro were to be installed: aren’t they promising, with plenty of `head’ (height of waterfall) and reasonable volume of water in Kg Rejoi’s case and plentifull supply in Kg Bojong’s case! It appear that producing over 15kW of electricity from both sites together is feasible-especially considering that there are likely to be much more height to the waterfall below the ponds shown here. A crude way to measure the flow rate of the waterfall near Kg Rejoi shows that the big water container filled in few seconds!
From these basic information it is possible to work out the energy output, and from there to work out an appropriate turbine design and the dynamo/generator capacity. We are also near to estimating the costs of implementing the project, with the distances of the waterfalls from the new villages already measured. We thank the villagers who took quick action to report back to us, from the last meeting less than 2 weeks ago!
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