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Available Head

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Type:

Input Variable

Units:

m

Symbol:

h

The total available vertical drop between the intake and the turbine. Friction losses in the pipeline between the intake and the turbine make the effective head somewhat less than the available head.

HOMER uses the available head to calculate the nominal hydro power and the effective head. It uses the effective head to calculate the power output of the hydro turbine.

See also

Effective Head

Nominal Hydro Power

How HOMER Calculates the Hydro Power Output