Underwater Hydropower System? asking for a Friend

JcrabtreeJcrabtree Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭
Hello, was looking for information for a friend, they own small cabin in Alaska  - they have small creek running thru there land  5-8ft wide 1-2ftD in spots, doesn't have no head. Looking for hydropower generator that can be conceal underwater and removeable... from our understanding we can't mount nothing in the creek like water wheel. any help would be great.. 

My understanding they have: 
24V System with 4 trojan  
Magnum sine inverter box
Midnite controller

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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,612 admin
    The only off the shelf similar unit I can think of is a sail boat towed water turbine:

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sail+boat+hydro+turbine&ia=web

    You probably need pretty good water speed (something on the order of 5-7 knots or 6-8 MPH) to get them turning out useful energy...

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • JcrabtreeJcrabtree Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭
    thx

  • showmeshowme Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭
    They use to advertise one in Homepower magazine. Can't think of the name of the company, but I know Homepower has their whole article history available online now. You might try checking that out.

    "Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."   Goethe

    NOS Trace Xantrex power panel, (3) Trace Xantrex SW5548's (2 NOS in boxes, one used), Xantrex DC/disconnect, AC disconnect/conversion, Xantrex T240 Auto transformer, (3) C40 PWM charge controllers, (2 NOS, one used)  8k LG Neon 320w, (8)Evergreen  Solar 120w (960w)  , Bergey XL.1 1.5k genny, AirX 400 genny, 48v Interstate Workman batts (frozen/toast), (2) MT Solar Top of Pole 12's, (2) Midnite Solar MSPV 4 combiner boxes, (2) Midnite Solar Classic 150's and one nice Ozark hilltop to set them all.


  • showmeshowme Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭

    "Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."   Goethe

    NOS Trace Xantrex power panel, (3) Trace Xantrex SW5548's (2 NOS in boxes, one used), Xantrex DC/disconnect, AC disconnect/conversion, Xantrex T240 Auto transformer, (3) C40 PWM charge controllers, (2 NOS, one used)  8k LG Neon 320w, (8)Evergreen  Solar 120w (960w)  , Bergey XL.1 1.5k genny, AirX 400 genny, 48v Interstate Workman batts (frozen/toast), (2) MT Solar Top of Pole 12's, (2) Midnite Solar MSPV 4 combiner boxes, (2) Midnite Solar Classic 150's and one nice Ozark hilltop to set them all.


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