Re: [microhydro] Upgrade to an existing site.
- dear alli want to know some information about best solution measuring test method effeciency of hydro power plant,(high head &low head)it is a fact that there are some kind of test method ,which one of them has min error random & systematic measurements of head and predictable flow and max accurate.thanks you for your feadback.bagheri--- On Wed, 11/21/12, blabs2003 <hookjawbrown@...> wrote:
From: blabs2003 <hookjawbrown@...>
Subject: [microhydro] Upgrade to an existing site.
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 10:08 AMI put in a micro hydro system in 2000 using a pelton wheel system made in the 80's and a 15 hp industrial motor that had been rewired with 12 lead. I have it wired to give 240 volts, single phase AC, and it is grid tied. Since I bought the turbine and generator used, the project cost was cut in half. I have had to change the bearings in both units. Our price for electricity is $0.45 per kWhr, so the project paid for itself in avoided cost.
I have 62 feet of head (18.9 meters)
Two to four CFS (60 - 120 L/sec)
660 feet of 10" penstock.
28 pounds of working pressure.
I am only using 3.5 kW to run one house but would like to upgrade to a stand alone unit using a Turgo turbine and multiple nozzles. I wish to be able to supply a second house.
Any suggestions about a supplier of a Turgo wheel that can run a horizontal generator?