Category Archives: hydro

We have power up!

Hi Hugh, We have power up ! Some pics from the initial switch on. (The plumbing is not ready for the immersion so air dumps in use now). The system was ‘right on the money’ as far as the calculations … Continue reading

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Great result …and pics

Hello Hugh, Now the festivities are over I want to report back on our Powerspout and Midnight Classic installation.  It’s incredible!  The generator has not been used once this winter.  We are making around 250 watts 24/7 with the small … Continue reading

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Live data from a powerspout turbine in Abergavenny, United Kingdom

Here is a site where you can see a grid connected powerspout in operation exporting electricity.  Unlike solar PV systems, this renewable source keeps going night and day.  Although it only generates 600-700 watts or so, it keeps up well … Continue reading

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“How to” get feed in tariffs with a Powerspout hydro turbine

Here is a document describing the steps to obtain Feed in Tariffs in the UK for a hydro turbine.  The process is not controlled by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme as for small wind and solar projects.  It’s still a bit … Continue reading

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Pico hydro in Greece

Pico hydroelectric installation in a mountain farm on Mount Iti – Greece March 2013 from Kostas Latoufis Alexandros and Ioanna live for the last four years in ‘Rodokalo’, the place name of a farmland on Mount Iti situated at an … Continue reading

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Good news for small hydro turbine owners who want Feed-in-Tariffs

OFFGEM have published an open letter that clarifies the question of eligibility for Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs).  This is confirmed in the Energy Savings Trust website. This gist of it is that Hydro turbines do not need to be approved under the … Continue reading

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