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Author Topic: Hydro Power from a water Mill - Help  (Read 6202 times)
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« on: June 07, 2006, 12:18:06 PM »

I currently live in an old water mill that has been converted to a house but still has the lade flowing through the garden.
Re-installing a water whell is not an option as 1/2 the old wheelhouse is a room now.
Being a water mill we have high flow 0.5m3/s up to 1m3/sec flow but a low head of around 2 - 2.5m max
I want to install a low head high flow turbine generator but I am struggling to find the right machine.
Does anyone have experience of installing in this type of installations and recommendations re cost effective equipment suppliers
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 01:04:55 PM »

I don't know a great deal about hydro but if I was in your shoes I would look to install 2-3 1kw ultra low head pumps rahter than one big pump. That way if one goes wrong you are not completely without power. Cost wise they are about 700 each. I've no idea what other costs are involved.

You have one hell of a resource there! Every opportunity to go completely off grid or generate considerable amounts of power for sale.

Good Luck!


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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 01:17:21 AM »

We can probably custom-make one for you, but it will take a while to design, manufacture and ship over.

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