Low-head hydropower energy resource harvesting: design and manufacturing of the (HyPER) harvester

The design and manufacturing of a revolutionary hydropower harvester with characteristics that embrace the ecology and the environment is described. Guided by NEPA standards for environmental protection, the design concept incorporates a modular and self-supporting structure with a vertical-axis turbine-generator system that is: a) fabricated using Fiberglass and Carboncomposites and is light weight, and b) is easy to manufacture and assemble utilizing offthe-shelf electromechanical components and deploy to produce the desired power.