Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mini-Hydro. Final Steps

The Hydro-Generation Building; finished in local stone and partly buried.

A wide, low velocity inlet and sloping automatic screen is shown here. The debris and weed from the screen drops into a trough of running water and is washed back into the river. The picture shows the mill pond level, right down, with the whole river running through the sluice gate. The mill pond is now filled.

This is the turbine with the roof still to be installed. The generator, sitting in the bottom left of the picture, will be brought over and be belt driven from the fly wheel.

The finished turbine house, with the roof seeded with a wild flower mix.


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