Micro Hydro Power with Turgo generator Part 1

Micro Hydro Power with Turgo generator Part 1


just got our Turgo in from Spencer had Langston’s alternative energy and we got to build a Frame to hold it but looking forward to getting this thing up and running [okay], here’s the tur go upside down at [Ergo] wheels have a little different geometry and the pelton wheels we’ve got two nozzles So it’s going to be a dual right now entered Nozzles at 22 millimeters and That’s that’s it. We’re going to run these three leads about 250 feet to a rectifier to a bridge Bridge rectifier and Convert to DC and take that to our charge controller, so we can charge a battery bank We’re going to be basically working on a 24 volt system for overall for this gentleman so anyway I just wanted to see the before we put an operation so you can see the tur go see the design Fairly straightforward pretty simple so we got to come up with a way to anchor this thing off to the side of the [the] creek It’s protected from heavy rains and just secure it so we can fasten our Input lines, we’re going to adapt from 4 Inch PVC Down to inch and a half and Pt And we might use some flexible hoses to do that and some coupling so you’ll see come on Okay, here. We are in the inlet side got a repurposed sluice box Just been playing around with the rocks and things we’re gonna put some sides on the sluice box gets get some of the air away from the intake And slow things down get as much water as possible, but it’s doing pretty good It’s pretty flooded right now at the inlet of the [four-inch] fight so we think we’re Pretty good for now for temporary setup to find Okay, we’ve got 13 16th Nozzle on here, we’re shooting it a long ways I would say about 20 days flying feet and it should be about 11 to our signs where we were before Boom in my bar It was just about hitting 11 PSI. Sorry like video Okay, we’re continuing with this hydroelectric project using a turbo wheel today. We’re going to mount We’re going to attempt them out this turd cargo to a rock, but willed it up a frame We’re going to just some more [our] turban, and I’ve got some cam locks We’re going to use to [feed] the water into the Turban through the two nozzles Will have shut off on each line so we’re going to adapt from four inch down to two inch down to the Fifties are 22 22 millimeter nozzles, and that’s how was optimized by Spencer over at Langston’s alternative energy for this setup So basically what I do this measure the flow Rate and the pressure or the [sole] dynamic head for the project and that allows us to design your Turban again, this is [a] tour go, so we’re dealing with more volume and less hey, so we only have about 30 feet ahead So okay. That’s what we’re going to mount this to the rock if you want to look down here at the rock our goal is to put the peugeot mounted to that Mossy cupboard Rock So the hammer drilled some holes in there going to wedge anchor it and see if we can make some power today Okay, we’ve got our turgot Turban mounted on a frame got our three phase Ac coming off of the generator to a rectifier and Our goal is to get a run of charge of 24 volt battery bay, so you’ve got two nozzles coming in on this true Go fergo Wheel Over here. We may have to do some nozzle adjustment gonna turn them on here for shut off Okay, we’re finishing up our peugeot micro hydro setup here, and we are pretty excited to have it running today. Take a look at Do it [put] out the bottom the frames in the world? We run a wire The batteries that’ll be part 2 like to hook this thing too big star controller Magnum and Bird But today, we’re so happy to get power. I’m gonna get some actual power They’d run in now to to the rock Another hot day here in an undisclosed location, but we’re having [fun] making power off of the water, okay? Here’s the rectifier three-phase Ac coming in from the tur go about 300 feet away. We’ve got 300 feet of number 10 it’s 10 3 What is it? It’s wire. It’s late in the day [and] I’m bringing three phase Ac into this rectifier and Converting it into DC [get] on these terminals here, and I’m at Forty-Seven point 4 volts my goal today was 48 I’m four-tenths of a bowl away, so We need to work on the intake a little bit more. I think we can get 50 volts out of this I’ll be very happy We’re charging a 24 volt battery Bank, and I believe the rule of thumb if you can double your open circuit voltage That’s a great place to start a chart for your battery bank, so a special shout out to Spencer Langston Langston’s alternative energy He’s helped me he’s the one that built this turban and we work together to size the nozzles and So we’re in word. We’re in good. Shape. We’re only of maybe a volt off from what he tested on his test bench So we need any help with micro hydro check out spencer you can go through me And we’ll get you hooked up. This sure beats get up on a roof putting solar panels I love playing in the Creek. I never grew up. This is a Modified sluice box got some double double screening on it can see our source of water Coming in here. You know there’s actually more water So I think we can raise the voltage up a little bit get a little better flow So just a modified food thought I know it doesn’t look pretty But we know that we can make enough power off of this dream do what we need to do with this term go we just got to Just going to have to make this better There’s some really free in seed co and the screen for hydro very expensive, so this is a great start we know we know there’s enough power on this creek to do what it needs to do, so Okay, come signing off with A 15th time You need any help with any alternative energy projects, just let me know engineer 775 I know you you

100 thoughts on “Micro Hydro Power with Turgo generator Part 1

  1. I've never seen a levitating Micro Hydro turbine before!
    It's been a few years, how is that motenergy alternator and the lexan/aluminum turgo turbine holding up? I think many of us would like to hear about it long term. Thanks for sharing that project with us.

  2. Be careful with the perforated boards that you have in your shed (5:54 time index) as (from memory) sometimes they may contain asbestos (if not new material).

  3. Thanks for the information, when I’m out hunting prepper bunkers after the SHTF, I can stop the propeller and when they come out to fix it, I’m able to take over!
    Awesome video

  4. I agree with the other commenter, DC is not used for any long runs because of the losses in power. Tesla and Edison had this argument long
    ago

  5. With 30ft of head and 2x 22mm nozles max power n=1 would be 922watts and flow rate 10.28l/s or 22.13kwh/day

  6. Meh, this is highly dependent on rainfall and would never stay consistent. I live in an area with creeks and they almost never keep a consistent flow, even from day to day.

  7. What would be the minimum pitch for water flow I live on a river but I don’t have a steep pitch Nice job that should serve you well I would love to give you guys a challenging take a peek a boo it what I have

  8. no water, no battery, needed. you heard it here first from me.some one with a brain will hook a Micro Hydro Electric Power System up with a mercury motor ( liquid mercury and a magnet), and there you go power forever, using magnetism. Is that so hard?

  9. That exposed flywheel on the top of the unit is extremely dangerous. How could something like that pass safety standards?

  10. That’s great. Wish I wasn’t in some stupid housing neighborhood. The only thing that flows around here is the crapper and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna work on that. I’ll bet we could get 3 million volts. We’re only a half hour from our state government buildings and it flows hot and heavy from there. You’d just have to get used to the smell.

  11. Now thats' cool, power 24/7 and more wattage per dollar than an equivalent solar PV installation. I guess the sluice boxes help you guarantee a minimum head and minimize the risk of fish etc entering the supply pipework and fouling the turbine hardware?

  12. Be cool to take on a project like this.. Watched most but did you ever think of mounting the chain around the actual outside of the water wheel. Instead of the axle. Then you could use a small sprocket attached to the water wheel outside rim. More direct. Just thinking.

  13. You'll get a decent amount of increased speed if you take as much curve out of your lines as possible. I'd run it with the Y and angle your box diagonally it will help in not having as much of a curve to your lines.

  14. I'm no scientist, this video's plenty old, and I'm sure it's been said plenty of times by now, but I feel you're losing a good deal of efficiency having essentially a flat wall step from 4" to 2" there. Are there any conical reducers available for that? The straighter you can keep flow without having to change direction the more velocity it will have at the work. PSI in this sense is a measure of flow resistance and should be as low as possible when the circuit is fully open, fine tuning with valves afterward to reduce excess water that isn't doing work. Also all the comments about wire gauge and stepping up the voltage as close to the source as possible to reduce loss over distance, and converting to DC as close to the target as possible.

  15. Your website does not have anything about the Turgo generator on it. Did it not work out or not economical? What was the final conclusion of your experiment?

  16. Convert your house to solar/hydro guess what is next? The city stops buy and says WOW, you just increased your property value by $60K, here is you new property tax bill, we have seen it happen.

  17. Would you be able to improve your power output by having the rectifier at the generator? This could remove power losses due to the reactance of AC transmission lines.

  18. Imagine how much power that thing would produce if it used a turbine in stead of a crapper vent wheel for a house lol.

  19. He needs to be generating RADIANT electrical energy at the source and wiring his circuits to directly use it. Come on man, get with the 21st century!

  20. Maybe some old vehicular turbocharger
    can be salvaged and tested to compare
    efficiency, running it with water.
    youtu.be/vGhlgphrBxA

  21. What if you could attach a generator to your bicycle pedal/gear and have a phone holder and charge your phone? Do these exist?

  22. Bro i tried to do that By using water turbine, 1.5kw 3phase motor but a'm getting only 50vac and I want to step up up to 300vac by using auto transformer of 10kva. so is it possible To run almost 8kw loads without over heating of Motor coils??

  23. I like your video bro… you just did something…. others rather to lower somebody else spirit… don't worry about these people…go further!!!

  24. I have done this dozens of experiment 30 years before when I was in 2class with a toy car Dc motor its produce max 8volts Dc current with top high speed..

  25. Can anyone tell me if this requires water rights or not because the water is returning to its source in real time..??

  26. What would be the maximum distance ball park you could run the 3 phase wire to the 24 volt rectifier? I have a stream about 550ft away from my off grid house.

  27. Love your channel! Our home burned during the Northern California fires that wiped the town of Paradise off the map. My wife and I bought a piece of land to rebuild our lives. We've just started a YT channel to share our progress. We have 4 creeks and two springs on our property and plenty of elevation change. We are trying to learn everything we can about micro-hydro so that we make the right choices but also to get power soon. Your content has been really helpful!

  28. hello , i'm from indonesia , i want to ask , where i can buy a turgo generator? you can give me a link , thank u so much

  29. Finally someone smart enough to run the 3 phase to the control room. So many out there rectify first at the turbine and then have to deal with DC line loss. Duh. I'm subbed. Great vid guys. I did all the testing here on cheap 1 1/4" pipe so now going 3" x 600' and 35' head. I think we'll see success.. Hydro is always the way to go if you were smart enough to purchase the right property to begin with. Far less batteries needed due to 24/7 power.

  30. I'm curious. I have the same Gen head. Shouldn't it be protected from weather? You seem to be running it wide open. Are the windings that weather proof?

  31. Please I need help, am having 125vdc from the output of the rectifier, how can I make work or step it down to 12vdc

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