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Optimal installation of small hydropower plant—A review


  • Mishra, Sachin
  • Singal, S.K.
  • Khatod, D.K.


Most of the countries have access to large amounts of water through rivers and canal. With this renewable resource, electricity can be generated without polluting the environment. Because of the increasing in electricity demand, it is important to estimate the future potential of hydropower. It would then be possible to plan development through mix of energy and implement measures to control the development of the electricity market by the use of sustainable small hydropower projects.

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  • Mishra, Sachin & Singal, S.K. & Khatod, D.K., 2011. "Optimal installation of small hydropower plant—A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(8), pages 3862-3869.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:15:y:2011:i:8:p:3862-3869
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.008

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