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. Would you post or send to me the for the equipment? Thanks!

  2. Simple design

  3. Puede alguien explicar en español para que sirve esta kk 😞

  4. It would be nice to know how much a turbo turbine cost? A nice little setup!

  5. Good concept poor execution – do some calcs and dial it in.

  6. 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..

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

  8. 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.

  9. Watched the whole video never once once saw a turban….

  10. I wonder when the system will break even on cost.

  11. Very good I've done lots of Hydro Power using my 640% over Unity Generators

  12. AC  travels distances a lot better than DC

  13. Which turbine it is

  14. 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!

  15. Build doesn't have to look pretty as long as it is functional.

  16. 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

  17. Awesome! Wish it was legal where I live.

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. The wire size for that length seems a little small and one reason you are getting low voltage.

  21. speaking of alternative energy, can anybody help me hook up electrical from my neighbors house ?

  22. Have you tried changing wires to 8 gauge ?

  23. Can't you get direct constant power? Instead of a battery bank.

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

  25. turn on the closed captions and go to 2:49

  26. Loud as fu

  27. 8-00-19 FreeKing Awwsome

  28. Why do you need running water?

  29. congratulations on the worst subtitles, ever. It makes your technical explanations appear very questionable.

  30. Those subtitles are hysterical.

  31. When it rains further up the mountain and you get a water tsunami come down plus all the debris with it your plastic pipe, turgo, etc is gone.

  32. Same old 2" red turned black hose at my work great choice!

  33. FEMA is going to knock on your undisclosed location……🤪

  34. where did you get your turgo wheel and how much GPM do you need to make it function?

  35. if you want to know how to make some of your DIY kinds of stuff yourself, just go to an Avasva website. There you'll find your answers 🙂

  36. Pak belinya dimana ya????

  37. It's amazing how many arrogant ass English majors show up in the comments.

  38. I would build an intake manifold for more efficient use of pressure. Then you could add more impellers, with flexible insolated aircraft cable. Which would spin the axil to a bigger and more efficient turbine generator. Inside a brick walked hydro-electric equipment room. Then install a nice battery bank with capacitors serving intermittent between the home and equipment room. 🤪😉

  39. Hello I have the same turbine I wanted to know witch conter I world need for it.

  40. so where can I buy that?

  41. okay send me the address and phone number so I can get one of these power setups thank you

  42. The best thing about this video is that we cannot hear a single thing he is saying

  43. Holy moly whats wrong with your audio

  44. Your awesome thank you for posting this. And for doing your part.

  45. Would this work using a city fire hydrant as the Water source, I think I can attach.a fire hose to the hydrant at the back of my street and the modify a hose connection to the Water turbine!

  46. I was a hydroelectric powerplant mechanic for several years at the 3 biggest hydroplants in Colorado on the Gunnison river. Always love to see small little units like this. Great work. After working and operating the big units I think I would just be impatient with my own setup lol. The biggest unit I've worked on daily produces 60MW almost nonstop 24/7 except for 3 weeks of maintenance once a year. The biggest unit at Grand Cooley cranks out 600MW!!!

  47. Turgo is a terrible name.

  48. Smart anytime you can run AC for long wire runs. Much less inductive loss. A transformer to up the voltage will allow smaller gauge wire runs. Solar inverter panels and 3 phase alternators for wind or hydro sources to generate AC.

  49. Very cool but will the pipes get clogged with dirt or fish?


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  51. Only problem is that it made the river WAY more loud

  52. Good idea ; also found flaws in comments . Okay nobody is perfect . You can solve the power lost issue being over 250 feet . Question is if it is possible to build your batteries closer ? I have no knowledge in this area . Many of us can not afford to it done . I am one of them . I would like to try it someday . 10,000 watts of power can help run many things . I myself thought something else . My knowledge in electricity is none . Something that could run on its own power . I think it is possible can be done .

  53. What happens to the fish and micro organisms?

  54. Sorry but that is junk

  55. I thought you were going to show us that you built the thing what are some of the things that you build that would be unique

  56. Use a step up transfer to decrease loss due to distance form generation and consumption point. Also you can use it as AC no needs to convert into DC by simply installing a governor or feedback system which will control the flow rate according to the load.

  57. hope you did your paper work the gov does not take people changing water ways lightly

  58. How much AC voltage does it produce? Can it run an HVAC unit directly without converting it to DC?

  59. "turd cargo" – Hmmmm, does this subtitle app know something I don't?

  60. Wow… Very interesting solution. =)) I think, it's much more effective than a solar panel.

  61. It would seem to me that if you made a sluice box that started wide and tapered down that would help – but also you need to leave the end of the screened portion open so that things too large for the screen can wash off the top and back into the creek – otherwise, you're going to clog that screen in a hurry.

  62. Now that's what a real engineer looks like….!!! Woo

  63. 2:49 turd cargo lmao

  64. If thats not enough just do this again

  65. This gets a thumbs up not only for the good information, but also for the speech to text misses. Hilarious. “Turd Cargo”

  66. What happens to all the debris or particles in the water?

  67. How do get a high pressure water to your generator?

  68. I need something like this, but I only have a spring, to work with, I would probably have a high pressure, low volume, I could probably use about 40' of 6"pipe, then funnel down to 1.5" at the nozzle. I may build a resivor, use extra solar to pump from the creek, for hard times, I think a water "battery" is more effiecent. Genearte the power as needed, over storing in batteries, I'm offgrid, so every watt counts!

  69. What type controller is going to be used??

  70. What's more efficient with low volume high pressure? Pelton or turbo?

  71. I'm thinking of using 4-8 tiny nozzles, putting water on as many paddles at once as possible, with a couple gmp it may not work, it would need about 1mm nozzles, I may have enough water for a 5 mm nozzle, or so. 40' drop, in 60' if pipe, there is alot of maths I gotta figures! Plus a pond to dig before anything! Off grid is hard, but worth it, especially, when the power is out and the neighbors show up with a extension cord!! Ha-ha, I do want to have enough power and battery, I can give them enough to run a fridge and lights, I try to be a good neighbour,

  72. Why does it have a fan blade on the top? Is the fan made of aluminium or plastic?

  73. turd go

  74. Het brother , i highly recommend you not rectify the current until it gets where its going , not sure if it will make a big difference but according to Tesla it does. Dc current does not travel distance well at all . Even a 120 volt AC extension cord suffers serious losses my friend , 3 volts per 50 ft
    At 10 amps

  75. Love your videos, watch them and always learn something new… Here is a video of my Portable Wind Turbine ( https://youtu.be/D5dW9MOoFbk?t=455 ) and I wanted to get your thoughts and ideas on a PORTABLE HYDRO SYSTEM that could be assembled and moved… Any thoughts would be appreciated… https://youtu.be/D5dW9MOoFbk?t=455

  76. how much power did this system end up producing per day?

  77. Who did the subtitles? Hilarious!!

  78. How much energy does this produce?

  79. SORRY I didnt get it…. Who makes it again??? lol

  80. at 6:10 you write I'm four-tenths of a bowl away .

  81. How about below 32 degrees, there in that Appalachian valley cold comes soon. I know I live there too, Hills of Carolina!

  82. That's a good one.

  83. Seems kinda loud.

  84. Респект .Просто ,мобильно и понятно. Приехал поставил и пользуйся. Надо уехать всё с демонтировал и поехал в город .Класс.

  85. I wounder where in co this is?

  86. How can I have one of it

  87. Fin design looks like a 3 yr old came up with it.

  88. Lol idiot your pipes are rising to the pump, loosing lots of pressure

  89. How can I get it

  90. Hello, can such a system work in a closed loop in a circle? For example, a pumping station delivers water, water passes through a turbine to a tank, where then, the station delivers it again to the turbine … Thanks

  91. Hi, i have a question. If i tied this to a water pump like say those davey pump would it be suffice?

  92. this is hype, i need one of these lmao

  93. ça serai bien de ne pas mettre des pubs sur des pubs et de n'avoir que le sujet qui nous intéresse !

  94. Alot of critics…the fact that you got it up and running is more then what most people are capable of doing..good job!

  95. The captioning is hysterical……

  96. Really nice wheel I can't believe how efficiently it revved up to speed with 11 PSI.
    300 FT is a long way for 50 Volts 3 Ph at I'm guessing around like 5-10 amps.
    I suffer from a touch of Megalomania so my first thought would be switch and step up the 3 Ph 50 V to around 500 V for the 300' and then step it down at it's end point (just like a transmission line). All boils down to losses. Which would lose less would be a fun day for me to figure out.. Love these systems I'd say it's everyone's dream to cut the light bill and carbon footprint. Great vid, thanks.

  97. I see that this is where Kris Harbour got his design from now. Shame he did not credit you for his idea.

  98. If you were to add one or even two inline pumps you could generate allot more power off the same water flowing threw the pipe

  99. In Brazil que have that, many modelos and sizes… Full farms just in hidr


  100. With all that above ground water piping through your system I hope you don't live someplace with cold winters…
    Otherwise pretty cool, I'm currently helping my folks with some off the grid setup and this video popped. Always cool to watch how other people are doing it.

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