The world that we are living now is experiencing different environmental problems. Some affect the water, others affect the air, and still others affect the land and the animals. Some of the largest problems are now affecting the world. As globalization continues and the earth’s natural processes transform local problems into international issues, few societies are being left untouched by major environmental problems like global warming.
Philippines have experienced temperature spikes brought about by climate change. It has been observed that warming is experienced most in the northern and southern regions of the country, while Metro Manila has warmed less than most parts. This kind of environmental problems can be reduced or eliminated through corrective actions or proactive measures. Every environmental problem has causes, numerous effects, and most importantly, has a solution.
The increase in the use of natural and renewable energy sources is one of the major solutions to take the burden off our current dependency. By making switch to natural and renewable energy sources, you will be doing your part in helping to improve the quality of the environment and the air we breathe. To resolve such predicament, people should strive to manage or conserve electrical energy to find other ways to generate electric power out of some high anticipated natural like water.
The pico-hydro electric generator system is a proven technology and is feasible solution to existing problem, not only lessening the demand of electric energy, but also as a source of energy for some rural areas here in Bataan. The system is an efficient way in keeping the environment clean because it only uses water rather than harmful toxins to produce electricity. Other ways producing energy that we used today create harmful effects to the environment. Therefore, hydro electric power is much more environment friendly way of producing energy.
The proponents developed a pico-hydro project designed to test the electrical energy potential of a river available in Maluya Central, Balanga City, Bataan and to supply energy to the target house near the site.
Title: Feasibility Study: Pico Hydro for Rural Electrification
Jerome dela Cruz
Wilgem Regino Crespo
John Andrew Molino
Rosauro J. Fernando Jr.