Energy Systems and Design 'Stream Engine' These are the very popular hydro turbines which run on heads from 20 feet up to 400 feet. Output is either 12, 24, or 48 volts DC for battery charging. Available in 30 or 60 amp outputs, (48 volt max 30 amps) Quiet operation, self contained and dependable. Comes with 4 interchangeable nozzles, with two mounting holes in turbine. For use as stand alone power generation at cabins, remote off grid homes, camps etc.
The Stream Engine and LH1000 are designed for use in battery-based power systems, with electricity generated at a steady rate, and stored in batteries for later use at higher rates than is generated. During times of low demand power is stored. An inverter is used when AC power is desired.
Water from a stream is channelled into a pipeline to gain enough head (the vertical distance the water falls) to power the system. The Stream Engine operates at heads of about 2 metres (6 feet) and upward. The water passes through a nozzle, where it accelerates, strikes the turbine wheel, and turns the generator shaft. Up to 4 nozzles can be installed on one machine.