Category Archives: PowerSpout hydro turbines

Estimating your head

I just did a wee video about methods of estimating head and put it on Youtube.  It’s a bit rough in places, but I hope it helps. Shown in this video are the following methods: Using a contour map (in … Continue reading

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More Photos of DIY turbine installations working well

Some recent installations that I have helped with remotely.  The owners of these turbines were kind enough to share these glimpses of the installation process, and of course they went ahead and tidied them up afterwards, but I rarely get … Continue reading

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A couple more PowerSpout turbine installations where customers have sent photos

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 … Continue reading

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Some of the owner-installed Powerspout turbines that I supplied over the last twelve months

Bear in mind that the turbines are freshly installed and working so the setup is a bit rough in some cases. Most owners will do a bit more work around and about or even build a shed although this is … Continue reading

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PowerSpout price increase

PowerSpout plan to increase prices of their hydro turbines and associated gear by approximately 15% on 1st April. This will be the first rise in several years. At present exchange rates, a turbine costs approximately £1190 with an additional £150 … Continue reading

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Powerspout documents free to download

Much of my time these days is spent helping people with microhydro projects.  I love it.  As well as answering emails and phone-calls, I’ve been spending a lot of time helping with the PowerSpout free document library. Click the links … Continue reading

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Off-grid house for sale

My friend Jamie is moving on from his off-grid house so I am posting details. This house is powered by a PowerSpout turbine and a PV array. Doune Knoydart, Mallaig, PH41 4PL Offers Over £385,000 “No 2 Doune is in … Continue reading

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Enasolar grid-tied inverters for hydro turbines

Enasolar inverters are made in New Zealand. They are fully compliant with UK grid standards G83/1-1 or G59/2. These inverters are the ideal choice for connecting a PowerSpout hydro turbine to the grid in the UK and other 50Hz AC countries. Many … Continue reading

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