Micro-Hydro

The Stream Engine 

The Stream Engine employs a brushless, permanent magnet alternator which is adjustable, enabling the user to match turbine output to the electrical load. It has higher efficiency than previous alternators, and is capable of outputs over 1 kilowatt (kW).  

It is equipped with a rugged bronze turgo wheel, universal nozzles (adaptable to sizing from 3 mm (1/8 inch) to 25 mm (1 inch), and a digital multimeter which is used to measure output current. The entire system is made of non-corrosive alloys for long life and durability.  

This machine can produce power from heads as low as 2 metres (6 feet) to over 100 metres ( 300 feet).

Typically, these systems operate at 12, 24, or 48 volts, with reconnectable wiring which allows the user to install a standard turbine at most sites. Custom windings are also available which can produce high voltage (120, 240) at any site.

Features:  

•A rugged bronze turgo wheel  

•Adjustable output Permanent Magnet Alternator, with Epoxy Encapsulated Stator  

•Non-Corrosive Precision Made Parts.  

•Operates with heads of 2 metres minimum  

•Explanatory manual and multimeter included.  

•Straightforward Installation  

•1 Year Warranty

 

The LH 1000 

 

The LH 1000 uses the same generator as the Stream Engine, however the water turbine component uses a low head propeller design.  

This enables the machine to produce power from heads of  0.5 metres (2 feet) up to 3 metres (10 feet).At the maximum head, the output is 1 Kw.

The Low Head 1000, is designed to operate in conjunction with battery based power systems, storing electrical power for use at times when consumption exceeds generation.  

To gain enough head to operate the LH1000, water is channelled into a sluiceway.  the turbine is mounted in a 18cm (7") diameter opening in the sluice bottom, with the draft tube extending to the tailwater below. 

The water turns the propeller, creating shaft power.  This in turn powers the generator producing electricity.  

Typically, these systems operate at 12, 24, 48 or 120 volts. 

The LH1000 can be specially wound to operate a 240 volts if necessary, employing an adjustable, permanent magnet generator and reconnectable wiring.  

The LH1000 is ideally suited for a wide range of sites.  

Features:

•Axial Flow Propeller Turbine  

•Adjustable output Permanent Magnet Alternator, with Epoxy Encapsulated Stator  

•Non-Corrosive Precision Made Parts.  

•Operates on heads of 2-10'  

•Explanatory manual and multimeter included.  

•Straightforward Installation  

•1 Year Warranty

 

 

 

PowerPal T1 and T2 Turgo  

Models MGH-T1 and MHG-T2 Power outputs: 660W - 2kW.

  

The PowerPal T1 and T2 Turgo Series is another simple system consisting of a turbine with generator attached. Generator power output is from 660W to 2.0kW depending on head and flow.  

The T1 has twin nozzles and is fitted with a 1kW capacity generator as pictured above. All or part of the stream flow is diverted through a 12cm diameter steel penstock pipe and down to the turbine. Output voltage and frequency are controlled by our electronic load controller (with ballast).

 

  

The T2 is a single nozzle turgo turbine fitted with a 2kW capacity generator and comes in three quite distinct models.  

(1) a T2/ 1.5kW model

(2) a T2/ 2kW model for medium head sites,

(3) another T2/2kW High Head model for higher head sites

The detailed head and flow rate combinations and the electrical power output that these various combinations generate are given in the operations manual.

 

 

 

PowerPal T8 and T16 Turgo

  

Model: MHG-T5 Power Outputs: 2kW - 4.5kW.

  

The PowerPal T5 Turgo Series is another simple system consisting of a turbine with generator attached. Generator power output is from 2kW to 4.5kW depending on head and flow.

  

All or part of the stream flow is diverted through a 15cm diameter steel penstock pipe and down to the turbine. The flow then escapes and is carried away along a drainage trench. Output voltage and frequency are controlled by our electronic load controller (with ballast).  

All or part of the stream flow is diverted through a 15cm diameter steel penstock pipe and down to the turbine. The flow then escapes and is carried away along a drainage trench. Output voltage and frequency are controlled by our electronic load controller (with ballast).  

Only the T5/2kw is available as a complete system. The other 3 models in this series can only be supplied as turbines, with or without induction generators, but no other electrical components.

  

 

 

PowerPal T5 Turgo 

Model MHG-T8 and MHG-T16

Turbine Outputs 5.9kW to 20kW

Power Outputs: 4.7kW-16kW  

This larger turgo series is available either as turbines only, or as turbines with matching 220v/380v and 50hz generators.  

The other electrical components must be supplied by the buyer .  The T8 model has a single valve and produces from 4.7kW to 8kW of electricity while the T16 model (pictured) has two valves to produce from 9.4kW to 16kW. The turbines are of high speed Turgo design and have high quality stainless steel runners.  All or  part of the stream flow is diverted through a 15cm diameter steel penstock pipe and down to the turbine.

  

 

What is the Hydro-eKIDS TM ?

Wide Output Range of 5 to 200 kW

with three standard Propeller Turbines and effective head between 2 and 15 m.

Flexible Application for Various Types of Sites

with parallel arrangement for larger discharge and a cascade arrangement for higher effective head.

Small and Compact Package

to facilitate transportation and handling.

Reduced Construction Cost

achieved by adopting a straight pipe-in shape for turbine water passage, which simplifies construction work.

Reduced Concrete Volume for Foundation

achieved by mounting the generator on the turbine structure.

Hydro-eKIDS Type S

  

Discharge 0.1 ~ 0.3 m3/s

Head 2 ~ 15 m

Power 5 ~ 25 kW  

Dimension 1260L x 600D x 1000H

 

Hydro-eKIDS Type M

  

  

  

  

Discharge 0.1 ~ 1.4 m3/s

Head 2 ~ 15 m

Power 5 ~ 100 kW  

Dimension 2050L x 111 OD x 1700H

 

 

Hydro-eKIDS Type L

  

  

Discharge 1.0 ~ 3.5 m3/s

Head 2 ~ 15 m

Power 10 ~ 200 kW

Dimension 4600L x 1600D x 2500H