What is the potential of hydroelectric power in India ?
Our country has been graced with abundant hydroelectric potential. Rivers of India are economically exploitable and has viable hydro-power potential of 1,45,320 MW (above 25 MW capacity). However, due to political lack of interest we have not been able to exploit the same for benefit of our people. The total installed capacity in hydro sector, including pump storage, is around 43112 MW. As of now total installed capacity of the country is around 306358 MW and the share of Hydro-power in country’s generation capacity is only 14%.Thus you see there is a lot of hydro potential to be tapped.
Hydropower supplies at least 50% of electricity production in 66 countries and at least 90% in 24 countries.
India is the 7th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world. As of March 31, 2016, the installed utility scale capacity was 42,783 MW, which was 14.35% of total utility electricity generation capacity in India.
Hydro power is considered as one of the most economic and non polluting sources of energy.
Using a low-pressure design, we have developed a new kind of turbine that will not harm the local ecosystem. Rivers are a force of nature. We feel the need to use them for energy, but only in such a way that it also improves the living environment of the aquatic creatures. Affordable and reliable energy that won’t harm the ecosystem.
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After years of engineering and build iterations the team of Turbulent has finished its first 15kW low-head hydropower turbine. This is a scalable technology that can be installed at any kind of water fall, rapid, or water control structure in rivers and canals. By basing this turbine on the principle of a whirlpool, it is both fish friendly and can let debris pass through.
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What is the cost of setting up of a 1 Mw hydro power plant?
It depends on the site where you want to build the turbine. Classic hydropower technologies need a lot of concrete to adjust the river to their needs. Usually they’ll try to go for bigger than 3MW because of all these fixed costs. For a 1MW a rule of thumb would be $3000/kW making this a $3.000.000 project.