Vision to Execution to Done; there are several steps in developing a successful PowerBall project. Understanding the technology, how it fits the opportunity and potential output are among the first followed by evaluating the economic and environmental benefits of the project and finally the execution and implementation. Helios provides the necessary guidance and analytical tools in every step of the process for successful and rewarding project.


Deployment Considerations

The Deployment Considerations defines several data points that affect the PowerBall design and deployments.

Item Description
Site Address: Identify address or coordinates of location.
Project Name: Determine common name of potential project.
Date of visit: Note date of site visit
Site Name: Determine a common name or identifier for this site of the project.
Site Description: Note general site description, topology, nearby commerce, etc.
Access: Note access to site: roads, trails, gates, etc.
Electrical Infrastructure: Note existing electrical infrastructure
Expect Debris: Determine the amount of seasonal debris expected to impact the PowerBall
Surrounding Landscape: Note a description of landscape.
Potential Electrical pathway: Identify pathway for overhead or underground electrical services.
Nearby electrical requirements: Identify nearby load centers and grid infrastrcuture.
Aquatic Life/Endangered Species: Confirm with local authorities protected fauna or flora, regulations and permitting.
Acoustic / Aesthetic Requirements: Confirm with local authorities of noise or visual impact regulations and premitting.
Recreational Use: Confirm with local authorities of recreational use in area.
Canal Elevations: Determine the elevation at the start and end of the proposed canal section of the project.
Canal Construction: Note canal construction materials.
Canal Condition: Note the age, wear and upkeep of canal.
Canal Height/Width: Determine the canal height and width.
Canal Type: Determine the purpose of canal: irrigation, tailrace, channelized stream, etc.
Water Speed: Determine average velocity of water.
Water Height/Width: Determine average depth of water
Freeboard: Calculate canal above water line.
Seasonal Flow Fluctuations: Identify seasonal minimum and maximum flow levels.
Temperature: Identify ambient temperature range and water temperature range.
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