British Hydro Association - Guide to Mini-Hydro Developments
This Guide from the British Hydro Association is designed to assist anyone in the UK who is planning to develop a small-scale hydro-electric scheme in order to support and encourage new developments in this sector. The term used in this Guide will is 'Mini-hydro', which can apply to sites ranging from a tiny scheme to electrify a single home, to a few hundred kilowatts for selling into the National Grid. The Guide explains: the basic concept, different components, principle steps, technologies involved and gives pointers to where to go for support and funding. The guide can be downloaded from the website as a pdf. The British Hydro Association website also has a list of installers and consultants as well as information on planning, legal issues and case studies.