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We are considering purchasing property that fronts on a river. I am interested in using the power of this river, if possible, as a source of power. I realize this may be late in the year to be only thinking about this, but we might just take our chances anyway. If anyone could advise as to where to get information or explain the principle, we would sincerely appreciate it. God bless. Mary

-- Mary (, March 15, 1999


Try the Homepower Magazine website for starters (and other links).

-- Night (, March 15, 1999.

Here are a few places to start. You might want to look at the cute submarine generator in alt-power catalog. Hugh energy/energy-resources/homepower-magazine/archives/1/01pg07.txt

-- Hugh (, March 15, 1999.

If the river has flow but little or no head (drop), look into Aquair submersible pumps (the company is in Stamford, CT) and Real Goods, among many others, carries them. They can generate up to 2.4KW per day and you can have more than one going at a time.

-- BigDog (, March 15, 1999.

Mary; Congradulations on getting some ground, I am considering the same thing. I have planned on several different projects,one is using a washing machine water pump which has a V-belt pully on it and attach a delco alt. which will produce amps for a battery charger. Then use that for 12 volt lights that are from the patio light kits available from home centers. Except i plan to devise an item to also pump the same water up to a holding tank,so I also have extra water if needed.

You can also plan on a water wheel and have it in the water like a paddle wheel type.


-- Furie (, March 16, 1999.

Hope this works :o) Here is quite the collection of links Brian

Hydro turbines

Used Steam Turbines ? Used Gas Turbines ? Used Generators and Compressors by Foster: Home Page
Micro-Hydro-electric System
Aussie Water Turbines, good site
Definitions for Hydro
Turbine Infomation
Water Power Differant Choices
Books on Hydro
ZZZAP POWER: Micro-Hydroelectric Turbines & Generators
Cink Hydro Turbines
Micro Hydro Turbine Generators ***Pic of turbine wheel***< /A>
Harris Hydroelectric Turbines
Internet links on hydro power (Rural Energy and Development at ITC)

Fuel Cells

IESVic Home *****Uvic Fuel Cells*****
FCT Man Portable Fuel Cell
Consci Portable Power Pack
Fuel Cells 2000's Homepage


Water Wheel History
Water Wheel Engineering
DN - Re: Waterwheel plans?
Harpers Ferry NHP Water Wheels
Welcome to Platypus Power - Micro Hydro Electric Generator< /A>
Encyclopedia of Water Terms - Energy Suppliers
Water Power
Useful Publications on Water Power
Wind Turbines: Horizontal or Vertical Axis Machines
Wind Energy:
Water Wheel Engineering
Water Wheel Engineering
Table Of Contents
Writings of John Muir - John Muir Exhibit

Hydro Ram

The Ram Company, Hydro-Ram operating requirements.
Last Word Archive: Ram odd

-- Brian (, March 16, 1999.

Great links - Thanks, Brian!

-- sparks (, March 16, 1999.

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