For less than $50 you can build a low head, medium power, super low cost and low tech hydro turbine.
Can be plugged into any appropriate waterway, uses only basic off the shelf and recycled materials, and simple hand tools.
Aiming for 200 to 500 watts of power/ 5-12 kWh per day from 2 meters of drop at about 50 liters per second.
This technology was produced in partnership with COACT, an open source green tech incubator in Bacelona. COACT are open to working with all kinds of innovators working on green technologie. Learn more here: www.coactlab.org
And thanks to the good people at Ca La Fou (https://calafou.org/) for the rest.
Once the design is optimized I'll produce a full open source construction tutorial on
the website: http://opensourcelowtech.org
the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/opensourcelo...
and the Facebook group (which is the main discussion forum): https://www.facebook.com/groups/opens...
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My name is Daniel Connell. I prototype and develop basic technologies which anyone can make using recycled materials and simple tools.
The aim is for everyone everywhere to be able to build and maintain their own infrastructure; producing their own energy, food, clean water, communications, and anything else they need.
All designs are open source and license free for any purpose, and full construction tutorials and how-tos are available on the opensourcelowtech.org website.