Or perhaps the designer of an off-grid energy program, looking for best-practices for micro hydro?
Are you a funding agency seeking case studies on community-based micro hydro?
Are you a local practitioners' association wanting to share your work with a wider audience?
Maybe you are a civil society organization searching for hands-on experts or micro hydro data?
If so and otherwise, we have just the tool for you -- the Micro/Mini Hydropower Library (MHL)! The library is a result of HPNET partnering with energypedia, a platform for collaborative exchange on renewable energy, to address HPNET members' request for an online, peer-to-peer knowledge exchange portal.
The library features
- Knowledge products ranging from publications, case studies, manuals, policies, and multi-media, e.g. videos, photos, and simulation tools!
- Lists of consultants, developers, funding agencies, policy experts, programs, and suppliers working on pico, micro, and mini hydro.
- Thematic search filters, displaying results on a world map.
- Easy-to-use interface, where any user can also upload and download publications.
How to get started?
With a few simple steps. :)
1. Get a login on energypedia here.
2. Explore MHL's home page.
3. Take a quick browse.
4. Search by country, theme, and type of knowledge product.
5. Add your work to the library! (If you're a developer, supplier, or consultant, be sure to add to the Contact Lists, found under Filter 2, on the Search page.
The tool was made possible by support and inspiration from WISIONS, Practical Action Nepal, EnDev Indonesia, the energypedia team, and the members of HPNET. A special thank you to energypedia's intern Mr. Kumar Avinash and HPNET's volunteers Ms. Margaret Hegwood, Ms. Tha Zin, and Ms. Sona Vaghela for initial uploads.
Spread the Word :)
Please share the word on MHL, as the more people use and add to it, the more it can offer. We would also appreciate your comments to improve MHL in coming months. Please write to us here.