Category Archives: Micro Hydro Watts

Pulling Geothermal Pipe. It’s a dirty job.. but at least someone is doing it.

One of the biggest challenges of micro hydro installations is getting all the plumbing in place. Here’s an installation of a 4″ HDPE Penstock (pipe). Delivered to site in 20′ lengths. A team works to pull the penstock 20′ at … Continue reading

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Using Water Pumps to Make Watts

This Micro Hydro installation uses Pumps as Turbines and 3 phase Motors as single phase Generators. (yes you can!) There is 210 feet of head (92 PSI) and 550 ft of 8 inch welded steel penstock. We can draw 2500 … Continue reading

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Steam Turbines!

Steam turbines rule. I’ve been combing youtube for some steam turbine info and found this big bastard. Sure would be nice to have a scale model of this for tinkering around with at home.

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Harris Micro Hydro Turbine in Action in Oregon.

Here’s another typical micro hydro system that can help out around the cottage or small home. He doesn’t mention output in the first video but you do get a good look at the plumbing and mounting of the Harris Hydro … Continue reading

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The Clean Green Stream Machine 1500 Watt Turbine.

Here’s a great look at a typical, simple, clever microhydro generator. The Clean Green Stream Machine is made in Oregon and distributed world-wide by Umpqua Survival. The great thing about this video is you can see the scale of a … Continue reading

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