How much falling water to generate 3KW

• multivits
In summary, the amount of falling water needed to generate 3KW is calculated using the formula: Power = Mass flow rate x Gravity x Height. The height of the falling water can be adjusted to generate 3KW, as it is one of the factors that affects power production. The efficiency of the turbine is also taken into account, as it affects the amount of power that can be generated. The flow rate of the falling water directly impacts the amount of power produced, with a higher flow rate resulting in more kinetic energy and more power. Other factors that can impact the amount of falling water needed include the type and design of the turbine, water density, and system efficiency.
multivits
Hello Forum
How much falling water would I need to potentially generate 3 KWatts (240 ACV @ 13 A) of electrical energy?

Assume we have 100% efficient electrical turbine generator.

Our location is residential so the height drop is restricted to say 5 meters max, the lower the better.

TIA

Multivits

The change in potential energy in a 5 m height is mgh= m(9.81)(5)= 49.05m joules. How many Joules are there in 3 kw?

1. How is the amount of falling water needed to generate 3KW calculated?

The amount of falling water needed to generate 3KW is calculated by using the formula: Power (in watts) = Mass flow rate (in kg/s) x Gravity (in m/s^2) x Height (in meters).

2. Can the height of the falling water be adjusted to generate 3KW?

Yes, the height of the falling water can be adjusted to generate 3KW. The formula for power generation shows that height is one of the factors that affect the amount of power produced.

3. Is the efficiency of the turbine taken into account when calculating the amount of falling water needed?

Yes, the efficiency of the turbine is taken into account when calculating the amount of falling water needed. The efficiency of the turbine is a factor that affects the amount of power that can be generated.

4. How does the flow rate of the falling water affect the amount of power generated?

The flow rate of the falling water directly affects the amount of power generated. The higher the flow rate, the more kinetic energy the water has, resulting in a higher amount of power produced.

5. Are there other factors besides height and flow rate that can impact the amount of falling water needed to generate 3KW?

Yes, besides height and flow rate, there are other factors that can impact the amount of falling water needed to generate 3KW. These factors include the type and design of the turbine, the density of the water, and the efficiency of the system.

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