Mar 28, 2011 Uncategorized
One of our CanadaPrepared.com friends, Paul Cobham of SurvivalSchoolCanada.com, has put together a talk on micro hydroelectricity. Microhydro, as some call it, is perhaps the most consistent and reliable way to produce electricity for your home. It’s also a lot simpler than you might think! All you need is a good stream that doesn’t freeze up or dry out, a drop in elevation and the necessary equipment. Once installed, maintenance is on par with solar or wind, but the production is much more consistent.
Coupling this technology with solar or wind would definitely make for the ideal off-grid situation.
Keep in mind that you will need to talk with your local natural resources office for regulations and advice. Paul, a long time instructor of outdoors survival, speaks very well about this topic. I know you’ll enjoy it!