Rainfall driven micro hydro system

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Homework Statement


I need to design a Rainfall Driven Micro Hydro-Generating System
Under normal operation, the generating system is expected to produce 30 W at 12 V regulated DC

Homework Equations


1st how to calculate the flow of rainfall
2nd: what are the formulas that I should use?
and what do I need to calculate?

The Attempt at a Solution


I found the formula P = net head x flow x g
I still need the remaining formulas
 

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berkeman
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Homework Statement


I need to design a Rainfall Driven Micro Hydro-Generating System
Under normal operation, the generating system is expected to produce 30 W at 12 V regulated DC

Homework Equations


1st how to calculate the flow of rainfall
2nd: what are the formulas that I should use?
and what do I need to calculate?

The Attempt at a Solution


I found the formula P = net head x flow x g
I still need the remaining formulas
Welcome to the PF.

This wikipedia article is a good intro to hydroelectric power generation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroelectricity

And it has a link out to the article on Micro Hydro generation. These articles would be a good place to start your research for your project.
 

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