Wind Power and water power have been in use for hundreds of years and the new technology of the last decade has made the use of these resources a viable source of energy.
Generators with a greater capacity, more efficient turbine blades and better storage systems are making wind power a popular choice in rural ares of the country.
It is time we took the decision about what we are going to use to provide energy out of the oil and utility companies hands. The viability of green energy has been proven and the technology is their to provide %80 plus of our current electrical energy needs.
Wind and Solar power can produce %40 percent and hydro-electric up to %35 of our electrical energy needs. Currently, together they produce about %9 of our energy needs.
The new photo voltaic cells that have been developed are more efficient but costly. When the popularity of this technology increases so will the supply and the costs will drop.
Imagine a nationwide grid that is owned and operated by a group of individuals and is part of a co-op.
Imagine this grid being totally made up of solar and wind power. That's right all solar and wind powered high bred units.
That day is coming and TERRAWATS and it's partners are striving to make it a reality.
Most hydroelectric power comes from the potential energy of dammed water driving a water turbine and generator. The power extracted from the water depends on the volume and on the difference in height between the source and the water's outflow. This height difference is called the head. The amount of potential energy in water is proportional to the head. A large pipe (the "penstock") delivers water to the turbine.
Micro hydro is a term used for hydroelectric power installations that typically produce up to 100 KW of power. These installations can provide power to an isolated home or small community, or are sometimes connected to electric power networks. There are many of these installations around the world, particularly in developing nations as they can provide an economical source of energy without purchase of fuel
These are the type of systems we can provide to our clients. We strongly support the private sectors effort to get the government to push for larger and more efficient hydro-electric dams across the country.