Wassermühlen: 35 000 Kleinkraftwerke zum Wohnen und Arbeiten

Full details

English titleWater mills
Authors & editors

Kur, Friedrich [Author]
Wolf, Heinz Georg [Author]

Publisher C. F. Müller Verlag
Year of publication 1995

German (main text)

Medium Book

Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Generation of Electricity > Hydropower


Scope & contentSummary Translation

The authors describe how water mills in Germany are being converted into small power stations. Such stations vary in output, but even a small one can produced sufficient electricity for the needs of a reasonably large family, with some left over to run a small craft work or to feed into the national grid.

It is aimed at potential purchasers of mills who would be interested in converting them.The book describes some specific examples of converted mills (including details of their previous history), describes the technology of wheels and turbines, historical customs and rights surrounding mills, the conversion of mills from grinding grain to generating power, the opposition of large power concerns and the advantages to the environment of soft power generation.The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photos of mills and mill equipment, and with diagrams, both historical and modern.It ends with practical advice to would-be purchasers.

Copies held

Accession no. 229680

  • Shelf location: G380-KUR
  • Donor: Ken Major Collection
  • Notes: Updated edition of 1988 version of book by the same authors.