Here is a video of the Powerspout hydro turbine from New Zealand. I have long been a fan of the Ecoinnovation hydro turbines, and we have a couple here on Scoraig but there isn’t really a reliable enough flow for most people who live here on Scoraig due to the lack of catchment.
The video is a bit slick, but it does show how the turbine is put together and it summarises the options and introduces you to the web based calculator that makes site assessment easy.
The Powerspout is not MCS certified, so you would not get Feed in Tariffs in the UK with this turbine, but it is very cost-effective and can be used without all of the paperwork associated with the MCS circus. Click on the link to download the Powerspout Price list Jan 2014. Note that these prices include shipping.
I am always happy to answer practical enquiries and am also available to install if required.
See below for a set of useful documents and manuals, full of good advice for setting up small renewable energy systems.
How to order a PowerSpout
Ecoinnovation suggest this simple process to avoid frustration or disappointment.
1. Select a dealer to work with
2. Submit complete site data to your dealer using this calculator, and sharing the results
http://www.powerspout.com/advanced-calculator/ There is a “Save and Share” function at the end to allow you to do this easily. No hydro turbine orders will be accepted until all site data is supplied.
3. Pay promptly
4. Enjoy using low impact renewable energy
5. Send us your feedback and an install picture
All dealers should all offer the same retail price for PowerSpout, although price differences may lie in other ‘system’ components.