I 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?