HomeProgressio Journal on Human Developmentvol. 7 no. 1 (2013)

Mini hydro-driven wheel for power generation

Brian Kit B. Casiño | Asisclo G. Llorca Jr. | Indjouerjin Z. Madelo | Vireld Kriz Nabong | Jonabel L. Borres



Can you imagine yourself without electricity even for just a month? Daily life is lived fast and successfully, with electricity playing a significant factor. But despite the speed of modernization, societies have yet to solve the problem of power supply. Non-renewable energy, such as fossil fuel, continues to be the biggest source of energy. Recently, programs of developed nations have emphasized the importance of renewable energy in finding solution not only to power supply but also to the problems caused by climate change. As an archipelago, Philippines has a rich resource for hydropower from its rivers, lakes, waterfall, and seas. Utilizing these natural resources is the primary concern of this paper, specifically the river current which is particularly influenced by gravity as the elevation of a certain area changes. The study is embodied by its advocacy to minimize pollution in the environment. Findings of this study could be a solution for communities without electricity or for communities near rivers but not yet reached by electric lines.