Comentários sobre "Micro Hydro Electric Power System in Colorado Part 15" video:
Why not mine bitcoin with the overhead power? :DAutor: alsternerd
Job well done Sir! Like many others I stumbled upon your series and couldn't stop watching until I saw every episode. You're diligence and patience really paid off.Autor: Michael Spirito
Been waiting for this one! Blast it! I was in Colorado on the 21th and I was trying to remember where you were located. Had I known, you would have had an uninvited guest for the startup. Anyhow congratulations on a beautiful thing. Project and videos well DONE!Autor: Joel Horn
Great video, but the background music is too loud for listening on laptop speakers.Autor: TechCellfish
How long will it take to get the investment in this system back?Autor: Norman Mcgill
Thanks for sharing!Autor: Peter Meijer
Oldman master good job ...Autor: samıh savdır
so damn cool!Autor: Zethor petersen
Good job. indeed. concratulation.Autor: Birol eroglu
Absolutely wonderful documentation on this process. Like most everyone else who just found this, I had to power-watch the entire series. But I have to tell you, as much as I've thought hydro-power's the way to go, your videos -- as great as they all are -- has made me think the process is way beyond what I could reasonably hope to complete. How many contractors did you have working with you? Are you a hydraulic engineer or have you picked up these skills through living with your first spring-fed system? In any event, these were really good. Danke sehn for being so thorough!Autor: Paul in Germany
I watched from video 4 to Start~Up. I could not stop thinking how fortunate you are to have the resources (money) and experience (IQ) to make all this work.
Congratulations on an excellent completed project.Autor: Austin L.
Brilliant!Autor: Michael Strookman
good series of videos,,,but now that its done what was total cost,,,i know you said 27 amps,,,could you tell me the flow needed for that and i think you said head was 200ft or so,,thanksAutor: bill45colt
awesome! would love to do something like this one dayAutor: evanxj99
Why not say carbonless, its not carbon free when the steel used was made with the help of coal. I love the whole thingAutor: TheJustonemore
Free energy devices are coming soon. I hope it is true.Autor: joe
may I ask an estimate of costs for total system?Autor: capt. Berend Lens van Rijn
Why a meter?Autor: pcguys-off-grid-cabin
I'm a mechanical engineer so many of the electrical intricacies escape me.Do you have any winter system freeze-up issues? This is your first winter so you probably don't know yetI just want to pick your brains. There is always a trade--off between installed capacity and peak load which most people solve by installing batteries into the system. It looks like you've by-passed the batteries and installed peak load generating capacity. There is also the choice of AC or DC generation and the impact on transmission. DC and batteries obviously necessitates an inverter. It looks like you've chosen to produce 60 Hz 110 volts straight up. Do you have much variation from standard and is that an issue? I can see from many system videos that everyone wants to run their penstocks level. That is an issue for complete drainage but up and down, as long as the pipe is sealed should not be an issue while generating it would make installation easier. Save building the bridge. Did you consider a heat pump for home heating to reduce your electrical needs and the size of generator. Looks like you can generate enough power to supply your neighbours too !! Assuming they live close enough.LOVE IT !!Autor: Bob Smoth
Who built the turbine itself? ThanksAutor: True Machine Automation
A self made steel man.😎😎😎😎way to go buddyAutor: Sharif Abdul
Awesome! How much power were you originally expecting?Autor: vlf0lh41
Thank you for documenting this project from start to finish. You did a great job of it. It truly was fascinating to watch.Autor: Mike Sheahan
Hey Mister. I like your innovations of flowing water for power generation. And I know how to improve your design and elevate the pressure. Have you heard about HYDRAULIC RAMP PUMP? This is the way you should go. Usually this design is used to lift the water for garden watering, but in your case you could generate heavy water pressure to spin a generator. And if you want to know more about the use of flowing water you should also want to know what is TROMBE PUMP. Google it and you will not regret!Autor: Thomas Valentine
I'm curious what's the efficiency of the system? Far as amount of energy coming in amount of energy being generated and amount of energy being used?Autor: all the boost
Looks like too much work for me I'm 67Autor: Bob Stokley
What a journey - thank you for sharing this with all of us! =)Autor: Erik
I too stumbled in here. very cool.Autor: MrGalaxxy9
Hi, great system, I’ll like to design a similar system overseas could I get your advice.Autor: Julius Damiani
Do you know what kind of rock that is ? About 1986 we were laying a water pipeline an the backhoe operator kept calling big rocks Sex Stones. Curiosity was killing me so I finally ask, he said "boy don't you know? That's a f**kin rock" !
I've seen several hydro videos but I like your setup. With the supply of water you have would it be feasible to install another turban by teeing off the existing supply line at the power house or would you need another supply line ? I live in southeast Tn. and the TVA is required to buy any power that a person makes.Autor: Greg W
What a satisfying moment. This was a great series to watch!Autor: Slater0239
i watched all the videos awesome!! plus learned alot thanks!!Autor: alan rock
Very good I really enjoyed your videos, I also learnt somethingJohn is quite impressed about.Many thanks and keep up the good videos, Will be seeing you soon One day.Autor: Tom West
I've been eagerly waiting and so happy to see your system live. Huge congratulations to you in an epic achievement. I am now looking for property with a stream I can too utilise. It may be years down the line but I'll get there.
thank you again.Autor: Jason Duke
What a magnificent project! Kudo's to you and your team!Autor: donald jennings
very nice... free electricity is always great,, and using hydro power to do it, is awesome. My property does not have a creek, only a well so for me it will be wind and solar...Autor: SheepDogTransport
Probably been asked a bunch of times, but curious what the total cost of the project was (material & outside labor)?Autor: Jake Jones
Can you not string a second generator to a pully wheel attached to the first generator at a 1:1 turn speed to double your power output?Autor: Carl Newman
Unfortunately in the UK there is very little chance of ever doing such a setup as this. We have the old Basingstoke canal closed because bats use a tunnel. A whole 30 odd miles of canal almost useless because of the lesser twit eared green bottomed flatulence bat. A nice small metal boat full of old lorry tires springs to mind. There must be a sensible balance between nature and us humans but sometimes ( in fact now most times ) it's the greenies that win out. I'm surprised they haven't stopped us cutting our lawns, can you imagine the agony that grass goes through. I am an engineer of the old school and your installation is truly excellent in every way. Very expensive I suspect but it's so nice to see something so well thought out and built. What a wonderfull design the Pelton wheel is. It must be a swine to machine though.Autor: jp
so what is the pay off of all that was done. when will I pay for itself. is this just for one house or for a community.Autor: mellender0
Confused as to why you would want to go from direct drive to belt drive, other than perhaps you wanted more Generator RPMs? This from a Licensed Electrician for 33 years.Autor: Khadijah Brown
at , are those turbine impellers damaged? Awesome series, btw.... I have a small solar project on my place.Autor: Sean White
another very well put together and informative video, thank you for this. One day I hope to run my own property from Hydro power. :)Autor: Dan Clark
why you did not bild house right on source?Autor: NEXT STEP
Amazing job, sir! Very nice!!Autor: SD Customs
You are the reall engineer (Ee&Me)Autor: SOURAV ADHIKARI
I've been waiting for months for this part. Fantastic job guys and what a journey. I bet it was well worth the time and effort. Give me a couple of days and I'll send you a basic plan for a greenhouse that would also cope with your winters. Plants need light to grow as well as the right temperatures. Light is cheaper to generate and this design helps keep the heat in with as much natural light as possible before using artificial ones. Just add extra light and some heat for the worst part of winter ;-)
(love that intro with the Humming Birds)Autor: Micky Kidd
While an interesting project this isn’t carbon free power. You used about every carbon dependent product known to man to build it. It’s a misleading statement. Cool project though.Autor: Us3rX100
Wow. Must learn.Autor: Sicarius Dracus
Excellent video and most interesting project. I have a few questions if you don't mind me asking.You may have covered this and perhaps I missed it, but do you get any tax breaks for this like they do for solar? Can you sell "extra" power back to the power company and about how long will it take to recoup the cost of the project? Thanks again for doing this video, it was as if I couldn't put down a good book.Autor: Jamie Norton
I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your project! I am indeed very inspired by your hard work and dedication to utilizing renewable energy resources. It would be my dream to live 'off grid' and help others do the same.Autor: Mason Boggs
Interesting. However, after watching a few of these video's your pipe line would freeze in the winter that close to the surface. The intake at the dam would also cake over with ice. You turn off the system when the temp drops to a given level?Autor: zhp500
THANK YOU!!!!!!!Autor: Joe Dasilva
Why do you need a power meter if this energy is free?Autor: Celismar Silva
this is some sick stuff, I enjoyed watching your storyAutor: Trexpass
Just watched the whole series. Thanks you for documenting the process. Can you include a picture of the generator name plate in future video. thank you. I look forward to future updates.Autor: bluefish001
just watched part 15, very very interesting.....Autor: Mick Gatz
what is static head height of pond versus input to impeller? Hydraulic horsepower requires a few hundred psi at a certain gpm flow.
.433 psi times head height minus friction loss in pipe and efficiency of impeller determine actual horse power. One HP= 746 watts...You must have several hundred feet of head to produce that power....Autor: SovietRefusnik1 Golem
Do you have a dammed water storage pond? You could pump water back up when power demand is low and water availability dropping.... maybe?Autor: Philip Gregory
what is name item on minute 1 : 15 bro?Autor: Yu Nether
How is the system currently feed by the river? In a previous video you had to remove the lines from the river to the meadow due to the extreme winter runoff, this was not addressed in any video since. Maybe I missed it though.Autor: kbates666
MrHydrohead. Amazing work, I really enjoyed learning about and watching your project. What a beautiful place! Since you are so experienced on this subject I thought you might be able to help us with a hypothetical question. We are working on a science fair project for my daughter. We are trying to determine how much electrical energy we could produce from a vertical tank of water via a mini hydro turbine setup. In theory, if we had 10000 gals held in a tank that is basically 6 ft in diameter and 48 feet tall, how much electrical energy could be produced using a pelton wheel if a nozzle placed at the base of the tank was opened allowing the tank to drain. I know there are all sorts of variables and other thermodynamic concerns.The goal is to produce electricity at a rate of 2KwH and then determine how long we could do that before the potential energy dropped below that threshold. The idea is a hydrobattery using excess solar energy to store potential energy in the form of water in the tank for night time use .There are no running streams or hills where we live. We are trying to determine if a system like this is in any way feasible. What is possible? What would such a system look like? Perhaps it would take six such tanks to get through the night. Can you offer any thoughts on how to determine this or suggest resources that might help? The physics get complicated very quickly. I thought I should ask you before I get much further. Thank you if you can offer any advice...Autor: CobaltDaydream
my English is not very good....
1 KVA turbine power couple ?
2- How many meters fall ?
3- What is the flow ?
4- The total cost how much ?
5- Project available? If the current is gönderebilirmi ?Autor: gökhan Aksoy
glad your day finally came. i have watch and learned so much form your videos. i can't weight to stat on my own micro hydro project. still collecting pipe and water data to find the right size of turbine getting about 1000 gpm at 10 feet of head. hoping to get 2000 watts out of it. keep up the good workAutor: mog5858
To Norman McGill, no reply button available on your post(don't know why, says LINKED COMMENT, dont know what that means) but I will repost an earlier reply to the same question I made 2 months ago. Lots of people ask the same question
"It's a good question, but very difficult to answer. First, one would have to amortize the cost of laying in grid power in 1994. At the time of the switchover the system had produced 145,000 kWh for a basic cost of $25,000 versus $140,000 for laying powerlines. Add $52,000 of current development costs and you are paying for all the future power generation in the systems lifetime. You would also need need to subtract the cost of line power over the last 19 years to determine the cost per kilowatt hour over the first system's history. The other reality is that the present level of power production is maybe 1/5 of what we eventually hope to accomplish.
Ultimately because it is AC you have to use whatever power you are generating at the time you're generating it. Living off grid with hydropower means that you use more power than you usually would, you run appliances more frequently, have access to using large electric tools, you always have hot water available at no cost, can defray the cost of heating your home in winter, and you are paying for all future power at the beginning. So, it becomes a lifestyle choice. Are you willing to pay for all of your future power upfront and have no environmental impact and thereby increase the asset value of your property, or are you buying into the centralized system with power production which at this point is based about 50% down to 42% on coal for power generation over the life of the current system.
Changing one's approach/reliance on the polluting centralized system requires planning, commitment, and patience. It is not something most people are willing to undertake, or have the financial wherewithal to complete. I got lucky and found myself able to pursue this undertaking nearly 25 years ago and am fortunate enough to share my experience via the Internet which has developed in the interim.
Hopefully people somewhere in the world will find the information useful."Autor: MrHydrohead
Hello can ask.if i purchase motor.what type of motor should i buy for my mini hydro powet.thank youAutor: J yu
I am curious as to why you did not keep the generator in your original powerhouse and have 2 generators. It is not that hard to sync generators and once synced, you would have more power and some redundancy if one failed.Autor: puppynosee
This is something I dreamed about back in the 70'sAutor: mrromantimothy
WOW! (jaw hits floor) I, too, found this series this morning and couldn't stop watching until I saw the entire series. I'm so impressed. Job well done!
I just moved to the country myself and began designing a system to utilize the sun and wind for power generation. I'll tell you one thing. It pails in comparison to this. Sun and wind are not nearly as powerful as the strength of flowing, ever-changing water conditions. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see more!
Thanks again for sharing. You've inspired me to keep moving and make it happen.Autor: Naked Machinist
Maybe I'm a rookie but so much work, so much money and time that can break in multiple places just for mere 3.2 KW... Wanna say it's cheaper and more powerful than installing a wind turbine?Autor: Anton Z.
Magnificent !!Autor: Thomas McKee
Watching the generator run after watching all your hard work was so satisfying.Reading that the project was only 52K is amazing and I'm sure it's because you did so much of the work yourself.
I would love to see a video of your usage of the power in your house and how, if you modify your use to allow for a lower but continuous form of generation. IE Do you have to shut down air conditioning to rum oven? ect. Do you think creek flow will ever reduce like what happened to your spring?
PS I have never seem any video that made me as homesick for Colorado like your videos do. Your filming style and choice of background music make me wish I was there helping you. Beautiful land, beautiful house and a one of a kind video series, Bravo.
house,.Autor: Rob NAustin
MrHydrohead, I have a system too only a 25 kw. I have also a new lima mac 60 kw 3 phase i got out of utah from a farmer still on the crate. I was later thinking installing but we will see. The last year they were made in the states I was told. I see with your fernco fittings. Try adding a small rolled piece of s.s steel sheet metal and add 2 more pipe clamps this will increase more psi. I wish I had a neighbor like the one you have. I have never been to colorada but i hear it is a beautiful place and steep mountains to put in a pipeline. There are other tricks to add to this but I love the videos. I am not as technical with a computer as you are but I cannot wait for the next video I have been following for quite some time. Those people in kimberley sure are a great bunch of folks.Just prepare to sell off a first born )). Keep up the great work.Autor: robert howell
Haven't watched all the micro hydro videos but seems epic. I've seen off grid people get a 1/2 gallon a minute from a small spring. How to find land with good spring water though?Autor: Jeff Session
Way too much to comment on. I second all the positive comments on your achievements. You are an impressive guy in many ways.Autor: David Kirkpatrick
Power through put of only 3.24 kwh? That is not impressive. It is power usage of just one average house. I thought it would be quite greater.Autor: ahmedshinwari
Man, that is awesome! I like the humming birds in the first and end of the vid. The system is just beautiful! I love to experiment with natural ways to solve a problem like power and water from a spring, instead of miles and miles of rusty nasty pipes and other contaminates who knows what is in it by the time it gets to you. Power is a very great achievement of man. To have it made from natural resources is a better achievement than companies burning up the rest of the renewable energy polluting the ground, water, and air. Which all of those things we must have to live. I have taken many notes on your system and to see it run is just fascinating and wonderful! Thank you for bringing us along.Autor: cjrayscorpian91
Fascinating project. I watch youtube videos, but I don't post. How do you stand all the ridiculous comments? I have read some sort of fish doctor tell you you are single-handedly wiping out the fish population. When you point out that you are not, he starts writing that the temperature of the water is being changed. There was the twit who thought you should bring in hundreds of tons of pea gravel Ito the middle of the wilderness in order to bury the pipe. The environmental nuts seem to think that by burying a pipe and then covering it up you are committing a unforgivable environmental crime (he, in all likelihood, is using a computer powered by coal). Re-seeding is no good, the damage is done....Then there are the keyboard warriors who know more than you about things they have never done as they critic you from their recliners. They hate the music, you talk too much, too little...blah, blah......
Sorry for the rant, but these people drive me nuts. You have more patience with them than I would.Amazing project that I thoroughly enjoyed watching from the comfort of my living room. That is a lot of very hard work. Thanks for the effort, and it was a lot, that you made to document and edit the series.
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You're an absolute legend and it makes me so happy to know there are people like you out there.Autor: andrewford80
Alignment is criticalAutor: Fuck Elon Musk
I suppose after spending thousands of dollars on a hydro electric power system to make your own power, my question would be "where does the "free" electricity part kick in ?Autor: justin s
So happy to see this to completion. I've been following your progress with much anticipation, and glad that you're finally making juice!
A small request: Can you make a video where you follow (walk?) the way from the source to the powerhouse?Autor: 913WildCat
I'm curious to know how much a project like this costs and how long would you expect a return on investment?
A project like this is way beyond most people's means and makes me think of a parable I heard recently.
A man meets a guru on the banks of a river that has studied for 30 years and has learned to walk on water across the river. The man exclaims, why spend 30 years when the ferry costs a nickel!Autor: M D
That is very cool, thanks for taking us along on this journey. One question you mention water rights does that cost you anything, like a yearly fee or something?Autor: thatguyoverthization
This would be much more enjoyable viewing without the annoying music at such a high volume!Autor: John Summers
3kw seems waay low for that system, if i help install more generators can i use that power then?Autor: virus464
Nice Projekt! But why u controle the frequency by putting dummy load on it, and not by controling the amount of water comming in the turbine? U can use a fast actuator on a valve for controlle. this protects your gear from wear, and makes it more efficient.
greetings from GermanyAutor: Martin L
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the music may make some think it is good but makes it hard to hear. I know someone went to a lot of trouble to put the music in here but on a tablet.Autor: Donald Smith
quick question anyone can answer this if you like but coming from someone who has been using this setup for a few years now how does winter effect the efficiency of this device.Autor: J Regy
Small-scale hydropower is not the problem, the right property is.Autor: stophypocrisy
watched from start to finish just couldnt drag myself away!Autor: Centurion Irl
Pelton may be good for large kinetic energy flow with small flow rate...Autor: zhongrui wang
Amazing job !!!Autor: Candido Torres
Just spent my evening watching the entire series. Absolutely fantastic! Really enjoyed watching along your journey with this system! Keep up the great videos :-)Autor: Evan Purkhiser
Well done project :) I really love it
I Wish I could have done this project once in my lifeAutor: Fatkhur Rahman
i still dont understand where you find just a generator head, everytime i try to search for one it just shows me gas generators, ive seen people using permanent magnet induction motors as generators, is this what you are doingAutor: Keith Nikolaevich
Some really clever solutions... very nice.Autor: shades2
Did you say that you are using a Lima generator? From Lima Electric Company?Autor: Philip M Crow Sr