Hill Energy Water Turbine
The Hydro Turbine is perfect for smaller
plots of land that have water flowing. Water
Turbine are based upon the total height
of the flow and the volume (amount of water)
flowing. Find out if your site is a candidate
for Hydro Power by contacting Red Hill General
Store. The price range is $1,000 to $5,000.
These systems will pay for themselves in
6-36 months. Hydro Power runs 24/7 - 365
meaning smaller systems can be used to produce
a substantial amount of energy. The sizes
range from a 500 watt system to a 3,000
Back in the woods an off grid cabin has
received a Red Hill General Store water
turbine that is producing free energy for
a much "brighter" way of living.
This 500watt machine produces three phase
How it works: Water from the creek drops
48 feet through 500 feet of three inch PVC
pipe. The flow at the bottom of the pipe
is 50 gallons per minute. Water is directed
through two nozzles which turns a turgo
runner. The turgo runner makes the power.
The power is rectified; converted from AC
to DC and then goes to the charge controller.
This decides if the electricity goes to
the batteries or to the dump load (our dump
load is a hot water heater). The batteries
are two golf cart batteries. A final inverter
converts the power to the household current(AC).