Design and Enhancement of Pico Hydro and Monitoring System for Generation of Electricity

Design and Enhancement of Pico Hydro and Monitoring System for Generation of Electricity

© 2024 by IJETT Journal
Volume-72 Issue-3
Year of Publication : 2024
Author : Re-Ann Cristine O. Calimpusan, Lydelle P. Arcite, James Michael A. Yula
DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V72I3P105

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Re-Ann Cristine O. Calimpusan, Lydelle P. Arcite, James Michael A. Yula, "Design and Enhancement of Pico Hydro and Monitoring System for Generation of Electricity," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 49-54, 2024. Crossref,

Limited or nonexistent electricity access in rural areas globally adversely impacts various aspects of daily life. Pico hydro, a reliable and cost-effective form of renewable energy that harnesses the power of small streams or rivers, offers a promising solution by providing electricity for lighting and small appliances in remote communities, simultaneously mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and local pollution. The research aimed to design and enhance a Pico hydro system with a monitoring system to provide sustainable electricity for rural areas. By achieving the objectives, the power output of the Pico hydro system ranged from 150.093 W to 211.896 W, with the rotational speed determined by the water head and flow rate. The monitoring system collected data on voltage, current, power, pH level, and flow rate, revealing variations in these parameters over time. The study's findings demonstrate the successful implementation of a Pico hydro system and highlight the importance of monitoring for performance evaluation and optimization.

Pico Hydro, Monitoring system, Turbine, Pelton Turbine, Electricity Generation.

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