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HPNET recently published the blueprints for an open source manual, so that everyone can build a Load Indicator Device for Micro Hydropower Systems! Link to HPNET
In collaboration with Tonibung, Green Empowerment and with financial support from WISIONS, HPNET developed an open-source design for building a Load Indicator Device for micro hydropower systems. This device helps communities, applying these systems, to control their energy demand to the possible supply of the system.
It is not unusual, that the capacities of the hydropower system are over-expanded when too many devices are connected to it. Eventually this leads to power outages of the whole installed hydropower system. Load Indicator Devices help the communities to have visual control over their energy consumption and having better measure on the capacities of their installed micro hydropower system. As soon as the system is approaching a critical threshold, the device will raise an alarm sound and let the communities know, that the current usage of connected appliances it too demanding for the system.
Read here more about the device from HPNET: TONIBUNG DEVELOPS CANARY LOAD INDICATOR DEVICE
Direct Link to the construction manual of the device: Click here at this Link!
Learn more about Open-Source Technologies for rural communities at this this webinar from WISIONS