Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Hydrogenerator

My hydrogenerators for the Honduras projects are nearly complete. I received these pictures today from the manufacturer, Energy Systems and Design, in Canada. It is very exciting. Their customer service has been very good, and I have high expectations for the performance of their product. This is the alternator, you can see the permanent magnets. They are the rectangular, silver colored items spaced radially around the axis.

This is the draft tube. It's a flared pipe that the water flows through. A propeller-like turbine will be mounted inside.

The unit is sitting on a workbench, being prepared for shipping.

This is my favorite picture, because it shows the turbine. I can't wait to try it out!

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