The ITEC-Hydropower project will provide churches
and missionaries in remote locations with a means of charging 12-volt lead acid batteries. The
batteries might be used to power a small refrigerator (to preserve medical vaccines, for example)
or radio communication equipment in locations where it is not feasible to operate a
generator. The 12-volt system adds difficulty, though, in that the battery must periodically
The ITEC-Hydropower system is an inexpensive
system that utilizes a trolling motor with a gear box mounted on the front. The system will provide
14 volts that will charge a battery with a slow-moving current.