Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Water Power Development

The best book ever written on the subject of hydropower engineering by Prof. Dr. Emil Mosonyi (Germany).

The book comprises three volumes, Volume-I for low head hydropower and Volume-II (II-A & II-B) for high head hydropower.

The book is rarely found in digital form. I have scanned the Volume-II (part A & B) and placed it on a famous sharing website.

Download at (Just type "mosonyi" in the search box)

Friday, January 16, 2009

HydroHelp 1.2.xls

A free excel program for preliminary selection and costing of low head hydel turbines (Kaplan, Bulb, Pit, etc).

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Program to design anchor blocks for supported or burried penstock pipes

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

EnerCalc v1.1

EnerCalc v1.1

Hydropower Energy Calculator

This free software tool is very useful in quick estimation of power and energy potential of any proposed hydropower project.

The program also helps in preliminary turbine selection.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SHPD v1.0

Small Hydropower Designer version 1.0 is an excel workbook designed for complete hydraulic design, costing and preparation of concrete outline drawings for medium to high head hydropower projects.

The current version is suited for small hydro upto 15 MW.

SHPD is a freeware and it can be downloaded from