Powerspout is a brand of domestic scale hydro products for generation and pumping applications. The Powerspout PLT is a compact hydropower technology that combines a pelton turbine, smart drive permanent magnet alternator and power control electronics into an integrated product. Powerspout has other micro-hydropower products including low head, turgo and pump applications.
Powerspout is located in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Trained individuals, households, communities and private enterprises that are interested in generating their own energy from a steady source of running water are the target users.
Users can obtain the product from the manufacturer or global dealers. Visit Powerspout’s global dealer network page for reference.
1,500 units from 2010 – 2016 Interview with representative
Contact the manufacturer in New Zealand, or local electricians or plumbers (may not be familiar with specific technology).
A user manual is supplied.
Replacement parts can be purchased from the manufacturer or dealer.
15+ yearsInterview with representative
End-user and contractor testimonials
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
– MPPT or PWM battery charge controller
– DC to AC Inverters
– Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Filters
– Battery Storage
– Diversion Loads
Catalyst R&D LTD performed a lifecycle analysis.
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