In this Badge Bit, you will install a micro hydro system. Flowing year-round water is a tremendous energy resource. Let's yoke it's strength!
You can install whatever style of micro hydro system you want. A macro hydro system would also qualify. If you make an actual water wheel, there's another BB to gather even more points (Plumbing - Water Wheel).
Here's a slick installation:
For the electricity BB there are two point options for this BB:
- properly (to code) install in a grid tied house - 20 points
- properly (to code) install in an off-grid house - 10 points
For the plumbing BB there is a point range of 4 to 16 points based on complexity
- a somewhat common installation would get you 8 points
The minimum requirements are:
- install one or more hydro power generation devices
- follow local codes
- you are doing 90+% of the work
- system generates 100W or more
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- the parts of your system as purchased
- the system at two points during the installation
- clear description of the components of your system and how they work together
- the finished installation showing how much power is being generated
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