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xx   WATER

Private power production. Alternative power sources operated by wind, water and sun. An overview of what is available and the associated costs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 50

Hydro-power on a small scale. Careful engineering and a small turbine supply a remote mountain hut with enough electricity for most of its energy needs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 66

Off-line electrical systems. Alternative energy sources for remote locations. Tips on using photovoltaics, wind power, micro-hydro, or gas-powered generators as part of a battery-based household electrical system in remote locations.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 12

Description of a woodworking shop that operates on 125-volt DC current supplied by a 1/3-HP three-phase electric motor used as a water-powered generator.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 114

Micro-hydro. The personal utility. How one person installed a small hydro-electric generator on a stream. Includes sources of information on small water powered generators.
HARROWSMITH #37 Aug 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 66

Demonstration water wheel for the classroom illustrates the production of electrical energy.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1978 (v.67#2) pg. 42

Building your own water power plant. Part 1. Siting the wheel or turbine, measuring flow of water, dam construction, etc.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #13 Jan 1972 pg. 23

Building your own water power plant. Part 2. Homemade undershot wheel that delivers over 3-hp and building an overshot wheel
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #14 Mar 1972 pg. 25

The Mitchell float-pump. How to extract useful power from a small, slow stream with as little as 6" of head. Basic construction information included.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #43 Jan-Feb 1977 pg. 104

A look at Mother's automatically controlled, build-it-yourself, 110-volt AC hydropower system. Detailed plans can be ordered. Estimated cost: $7,000.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 106

Build a home-sized waterwheel. Wooden wheel is used to pump water 35-feet up to a holding tank. Est. cost: $100.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 156

Undershot waterwheel is used to pump stream water to a garden. Built from an old hay-rake wheel outfitted with plywood paddles. Est. cost: $250.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 140

Home-scale A.C. hydroelectric plant built at Eco-Village is evaluated after four years of use. Suggested changes are described. Includes plans for an electronic speed control to replace the system's mechanical control.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 92

How to survey a site with a stream and determine whether it is capable of generating hydroelectric power.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #97 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 138
Correction MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 8

An undershot waterwheel with paddles can deliver up to 3,785 gallons of water daily. Unit is built from a hay-rake wheel, angle and channel iron, PVC pipe and assorted hardware. Est. cost: $250.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #100 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 106

Living off the grid. Part 3. Home-owner hydroelectric power. Advice on surveying a site and designing a system.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #143 Apr-May 1994 pg. 62

A look at the revival of small-scale hydropower. Includes source list for additional information on small-scale power systems.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1978 (v.25#6) pg. 72

Description of a low head system for generating power from water. Handmade turbine requires only a slight drop in water's elevation.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1978 (v.25#6) pg. 77

Energy by the bucket from back-yard powerplants. An examination of several small hydropower installations.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1981 (v.155#2) pg. 122

Waterpower for your home. Tiny turbines and new electronics make small-scale hydroelectric plants practical. What equipment is available and how to determine both water flow and water fall (head) to see if you can use this means of making electricity.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 87

Description of a yoked waterwheel-windmill power system that uses both wind and water to turn generators for a 24-V DC system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1982 (v.220#4) pg. 51

Design and construction details from an old waterwheel typical of those which powered a mill.
WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 79