A Homemade Hydroelectric Plant Powers a Homestead

Bill Isely and his wife create a homemade hydroelectric plant that powers their homestead using only 1 kilowatt of power.



Hydroelectric diagram
Hydroelectric diagram.
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Hydroelectric diagram
Hydroelectric diagram.
WILL SHELTON
Homemade hydroelectric plant
Homemade hydroelectric plant.
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Hydroelectric power plant
Hydroelectric power plant.
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Flowing at a rate of 30 gallons per minute, our stream can generate up to 28 volts with our Harris turbo/alternator(left).
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Hydroelectric power plant
To isolate minor EMF radiation given off by the battery cables, the Iselys built a separate shed.
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Hydroelectric power plant
A 2.5 kW pure sine-wave inverter converts DC power from four 6V golf-cart batteries to 120V AC.
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A peek inside our single-nozzle turbine.
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Bill and his wife, Doris, at the turbo/alternator shed. Wastewater returns to the creek (center).
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Hydroelectric power plant
Hydroelectric power plant.
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