By TreeLiving Water power is an ancient method to generate energy. Hydroelectric power typically produces up to 100 kW of electricity using the natural flow of water. Nowadays it is possible to generate electricity for your home using hydro energy, by installing a micro hydro energy system. Here is a basic explanation of how this innovative concept works. The word “micro” in micro hydro energy indicates the small-scale nature of this system. The cost to install a system like this may go up to $20,000 depending on your energy needs, your proximity to a flowing body of water, and the cost of hiring a professional to do the job. Some of the advantages to micro hydro energy are: -Energy production 24/7: unlike solar or wind, water flow is constant. This means less or no battery storage will be required at all, and you can expect a more consistent flow of electricity into your home. -Environmentally friendly: the water passing through the system simply flows back into the stream after being used without harming the environment because water is not a fossil fuel and does not pollute our air. -Cost and energy efficient: Although you need to invest money to install the system, you will not need to pay electric power company bills anymore. Besides it only takes a small amount of flow to generate electricity with a micro hydro system. Hydro energy is gaining reputation in alternative forms of electricity production for a house. It can be a great method of getting renewable energy from small places.