Design and implementation process of a pico-hydro power generation system for teaching and training


  • Josefa Morales Morales Unidad Académica Multidisciplinaria Región Altiplano, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí UASLP–UAMRA, Carretera Cedral Km, 5+600 Ejido San José de las Trojes, Matehuala, San Luis Potosí 78700, México
  • Horacio Bautista Santos Tecnológico Nacional de México/ Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Chicontepec, Calle Barrio Dos Caminos No. 22. Colonia Barrio Dos Caminos, Chicontepec, Veracruz 92709, México Tecnológico Nacional de México/ Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Tantoyuca, Desviación Lindero Tametate S/N, Colonia La Morita, Tantoyuca, Veracruz 92100, México
  • Rafael Figueroa Díaz Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, ITSON, 85130. Cd Obregón, México
  • César Manuel Valencia Castillo Coordinación Académica Región Huasteca Sur, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí UASLP–CARHS, 79960 Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí
  • Mauricio Leonel Paz González Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería y Tecnología (FCITEC), Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Unidad Valle de las Palmas Tijuana, Baja California, México
  • Isaac Compean Martínez Unidad Académica Multidisciplinaria Región Altiplano, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí UASLP–UAMRA, Carretera Cedral Km, 5+600 Ejido San José de las Trojes, Matehuala, San Luis Potosí 78700, México
  • Pedro Cruz Alcantar Unidad Académica Multidisciplinaria Región Altiplano, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí UASLP–UAMRA, Carretera Cedral Km, 5+600 Ejido San José de las Trojes, Matehuala, San Luis Potosí 78700, México



Applications of industry 4.0, Learning and training, Mechanical design, Pico-hydro systems


In Mexico the development of remote laboratories is incipient, in 2020 the National Council of Humanities, Sciences, and Technologies (CONAHCYT) created a network of virtual laboratories with nine of its public research centers in order to create a virtual space that enables the development of experimental and research activities in a distance modality. However, access to virtual laboratories is limited only to its members, and the platforms are still under development. With this motivation, this article presents a multi-institutional project for the design, development, and implementation of a pico-hydraulic system for small-scale power generation for teaching and training purposes with the aim of responding to the current need for distance or virtual teaching of practical knowledge due to the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For the development of the system, technological innovation tools (QFD, TRIZ) were used, with which the design requirements were obtained considering the users (students and teachers) and the renewable energy-related competence of the curricula. Finally, the satisfaction of the users (students and teachers) with the use of the designed system shows the advantage of including it as part of the practical activities of the subjects to improve the development of power generation, transformation, and transmission system projects.


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Pico-hydraulic power generation system final assembly.



How to Cite

Morales Morales, J., Bautista Santos, H., Figueroa Díaz, R., Valencia Castillo, C. M., Paz González, M. L., Compean Martínez, I., & Cruz Alcantar, P. (2023). Design and implementation process of a pico-hydro power generation system for teaching and training. REVISTA DE CIENCIAS TECNOLÓGICAS, 6(4), e325.

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