These are both budget systems. Installed since my last post in February.
The first is a low head site in the UK. 160mm PVC drainage pipe works well if properly supported. This one is grid connected using a Ginlong Solis inverter. The “twin pack” is a very cost-effective way to buy a pair or TRG turbines like this with free shipping.
Next is a PLT turbine using 63mm PE pipe for a long 300m run to achieve a 30m head. This one charges a 12V battery using a low cost Tracer MPPT controller, and a Tristar for load management to keep the turbine under load all the time.
It’s great to see photos of turbines up and running, but most times I just have to be happy to hear that everything is going fine.