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close this book Local Experience With Micro-Hydro Technology
View the document Preface and Acknowledgment
View the document Foreword to the 3rd edition
View the document Abstract
close this folder A. Introduction
View the document 1. THE NEED TO EXPAND DOMESTIC ENERGY PRODUCTION
View the document 2. TRADITIONAL ENERGY RESOURCES IN RURAL AREAS
View the document 3. NEW SOLUTIONS ARE NECESSARY
close this folder B. Development of hydropower resources
View the document 1. THE UNUSED HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL
View the document 2. DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCE AVAILABILITY OVER TIME AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
View the document 3. CHARACTERISTICS OF HYDROPOWER RESOURCES
View the document 4. BIG OR SMALL HYDRO?
close this folder C. Small hydropower in the rural situation
View the document 1. PAST AND RECENT HISTORY
View the document 2. RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
close this folder D. A practicable approach
View the document 1. CONSTRAINTS AND PROBLEMS
View the document 2. TECHNOLOGY
close this folder E. PROJECT EXAMPLES
View the document 1. SALLERI-CHIALSA MICRO HYDEL PROJECT, NEPAL
View the document 2. BHORLETAR TURBINE IRRIGATION PROJECT, NEPAL
View the document 3. NAM DANG HYDRO-ELECTRIC PROJECT, THAILAND
close this folder F. ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS
View the document 1. BASIC APPROACH a) Cost-Benefit-Approach for Socio-Economic Selection
View the document 2. MICRO-HYDROPOWER AND LARGER HYDROPOWER PLANTS
View the document 3. MICRO-HYDRO PLANTS AND OTHER ALTERNATIVES
close this folder G. ASPECTS OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND DISSEMINATION
View the document 1. POLICIES AND INSTITUTIONS
View the document 2. FINANCE
close this folder ANNEXES
View the document ANNEXE I :ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF BIBLIOGRAPHY
View the document ANNEXE II GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS USED
View the document ANNEXE III ALPHABETICAL MANUFACTURER'S LIST (updated 1985)
View the document ANNEXE IV ALPHABETICAL LIST OF INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN HYDRO DEVELOPMENT
View the document ANNEXE V STANDARD ENERGY CONVERSIONS

Foreword to the 3rd edition

Four years have gone by since "Local Experience with Micro-Hydro Technology" was first printed. Now, before deciding on a third printing, the question of re-editing the manuscript arose. While we know from readers reactions that the book was useful for many and continues to be so at the moment, an important question was, whether new developments in the field of Micro Hydro-power would not warrant a complete re-edition. We think indeed it would, because activities described have continued successfully and have gained momentum far beyond the examples originally cited. However, the result of documenting these recent developments would be a new book on more advanced technology as compared to the technology originally described. The present book was -and should continue to be, in our opinion -addressed to those who are in the process of beginning to look into possibilities of local hydropower development. To them, a non-revised edition will be as useful as it was at the outset since the subject is treated in broader perspective ranter than in technical details. The latter, we feel, should be the subject of entirely new publications. In order to ensure a broader distribution of the book ATOL and SKAT agreed to co-publish this non-revised version.

St.Gallen/Leuven, June 1985

SKAT -Swiss Center for ATOL -Aangepaste Technologie Appropriate Technology Ontwikkelinglanden