PowerPal T1 Turgo Micro-hydroelectric Generator
Asian Phoenix Resources Ltd.
Designed by PowerPal, the T1 Turgo is a micro-hydroelectric generator system consisting of a turbine with a generator attached.
The T1 Turgo micro-hydroelectric generator has a power output range from 660 W to 2.0 kW depending on head and flow. It has twin nozzles and is fitted with a 1 kW capacity generator. All or part of the stream flow is diverted through a 12 cm diameter steel penstock pipe and down to the turbine. An electronic load controller controls the output voltage and frequency.
PowerPal is manufactured to exacting standards in Vietnam under the supervision of Asian Phoenix Resources Ltd., a Canadian corporation.
PowerPal products located in 80 countries with a notable presence in Chile, New Zealand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, France, and Spain.
Asian Phoenix Resources Ltd. with national distributors located around the globe.
2,325 USD + shipping, Includes control box, an electronic load controller, and dump load. Interview with representativ
Many similar products available through a wide variety of distributors. Some include Water Motor, Thompson & Howe Energy Systems, HI-Power, Harris Hydroelectric, and other Chinese Manufacturers. Also Mobile Hydro Rotor, Watter Buddy, Smart Turbine, these and more already in the Micro Hydro System tech technology in the E4C Solutions Library.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
A notable variety of users are targeted (schoolhouse, ecotourism resort, electrifying rural villages, old mill house, hostels, isolated holiday cabins) including not only the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) users, but also those in the developed countries, especially in Europe. Interview with representative
Individual, per demand basis. Interview with representative
IP Protected. Interview with representative
Distributors in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Philippines, Austrailia, SW Pacific Islands, Malaysia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico, and available online through Asian Phoenix Resources. Interview with representative
8 to 10. Interview with representative
• Rated power output: 1000W, maximum allowable load: 1200W
• Intended voltage: 220V, frequency at rated power output: 50Hz
• Frequency at runaway speed: 70Hz, runaway speed: 1500 rpm
• Height: 600mm
• Runner diameter: 270mm
• Weight: 48kg
• Turbine runner type: Turgo
• Number of buckets: 20, number of nozzles: 1
• Generator: 3 phase
• Generator insulation: Class B
• Protection Grade: IP44
• Load controller circuit breaker: 10A
• Turbine bearing size: SKF 1204, Seal Size: 42X62X10mm
• Recommended cable: 2.5 mm2
• Operating temperature: 5 – 50°C
Other schematics available in Instruction Manual
Each Powerpal comes with an installation & maintenance manual, although sufficient knowledge of electrical and plumbing systems is required. PowerPal service technicians are available through distributors.
Need to be shipped from the factory in Vietnam. If needed, contact PowerPal representative or the manager of the factory in Hanoi, Vietnam. Interview with representative
1-year warranty against faulty workmanship that commences upon installation. Interview with representative
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From the datasheet.
Products are only tested at the manufacturing laboratory before shipping. Interview with representative
There are significant hazards related to both the installation & operation of this product if installed incorrectly. Electrocution is a threat when installing the system, higher than rated power outputs are possible under conditions of higher water head, which can lead to electrical fires.
Can be combined with irrigation systems.
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EU standards are followed, but not disclosed. Interview with representative
No details about the testing methods were provided, although results were available via email. Interview with representative
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