Small hydro power

For individuals

RENAC offers a variety of open trainings with focus on small hydro power that will suit your needs, whether you are new to renewable energy or wish to specialise further.

RENAC trainings in Berlin are an exceptional opportunity to get an insight into renewable energy and energy efficiency. Employing a blend of up-to-date theoretical lectures, state-of-the-art practical training and field excursions, RENAC makes learning not only effective but also very exciting.

The RENAC Online trainings are ideal for those who need to study with flexibility, at any time and from any location. They offer extensive individual support via the course forum and live lecturers, self-evaluation tests and video lecturers. The trainings are officially certified or in the process of certification by the "Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU" (German Authority for Distance Learning).

All ready-made training courses on small hydro power

Seminar Type of training Next Date  
Applying Renewable Energy: Small-scale Systems Online 01.10.24 Details & Dates
Applying Renewable Energy: Complete Overview Online 01.10.24 Details & Dates
Synergies between Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Online 01.07.24 Details & Dates

Practical training at RENAC’s Training Centre: Small hydro power

  • Understand the functionality of a run-of-river hydropower installation
  • Understand the purpose & functionality of the electro-mechanical components making up a hydropower installation
  • Understand the concept of head and head loss, and the difference between static and dynamic pressure
  • Calculate from theory the optimum turbine and generator operating conditions and observe how these can be adjusted in practice to reach the optimum
  • Measure water flow rate and pressure and calculate power input
  • Measure the generated current and voltage and calculate power output
  • Calculate system efficiency
  • Record how current, voltage & turbine rotational speed vary as electrical load is varied and plot a power curve

If you are interested in all technologies and skills transfered at RENAC´s Training Centre please click here.



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