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Living Off Grid for 46 Years | Al and his Hydroelectric Water Wheel

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Living Off Grid for 46 Years | Al and his Hydroelectric Water Wheel

In this video, I meet with Al (82 years of age) one year after helping him rebuild/refurbish his hydroelectric water wheel. We discuss how the wheel has been performing since, and some of the issues he’s faced with it, as well as solutions and plans going forward. Al then gives me a more in-depth view of how he has managed to live on his property in rural Washington state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States for 46 years. A combination of solar power, his water wheel, and a backup generator provide him with off grid power. While a natural spring provides gravity fed drinking water to his main house, as well as his many unique and custom built out-buildings (including a sauna cabin). Al and I conclude our visit by hiking to the highest point on his 40 acre parcel of land to catch a view of Mt St Helens and reminisce about the 1980 eruption.

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Did we MAKE HYDRO POWER Using Our Waterwheel for Self Reliant Off Grid Living?

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MASSIVE Storage. THIS is How To Power the Grid With 100% Renewable Energy!

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MASSIVE Storage. THIS is How To Power the Grid With 100% Renewable Energy!

Big batteries are perhaps the key to making a completely renewably powered grid possible. Luckily there are already some massive ones paving the way. This week Imogen visited Europe’s largest battery energy storage system, Pillswood in Hull to find out how Harmony Energy is getting as much clean energy from Dogger Bank, the world’s biggest wind farm, onshore and into our homes. But these are no ordinary batteries, at 200 MWh these Tesla Megapacks are decked out with Artificial Intelligence, these are working to make the grid both renewable and flexible.

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00:36 Intermittency of Renewable Energy
01:28 Largest Storage in Europe
01:53 Charging and Discharging
03:19 How do you build it?!
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05:26 Managing the Grid
06:12 100% Clean Energy System
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AWESOME WATER POWER 500w Hydro Electric Off Grid System

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AWESOME WATER POWER 500w Hydro Electric Off Grid System

This 4 nozzle micro hydro system is making 500 plus watts of power for an of grid cabin in the woods. First up is the intake. A stainless steel Coanda screen pulls over 200 gallons per minute to reduce the debris that enters the system. Next is a 4″ penstock to carry the water from the source to the pma or permanent magnet alternator. This PMA has four nozzles that sweep around the unit on all sides. The water jets made by these nozzles push the spoons or cups on the pelton wheel. Wild 3 phase AC power is sent to the house. A rectifier converts the wild ac to direct current. This is used by the charge controller to store in the battery and finally be used in the house from an 8kw off grid inverter.

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AMAZING 250+ Watts of Micro Hydro Power Off Grid

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An Amazing 250+ watts of continuous power from this Turgo Micro Hydro system. I travel to an off grid Yurt to meet Eric in Western North Carolina. He shows off his Micro Hydro Turgo install. This is making all the power he needs to run basic appliances like coffee maker, mini split air conditioner and lights. This setup has a coanda screen feeding 700 feet of 4 inch pvc pipe penstock. The head pressure is 57 feet of drop resulting in 25psi at the turgo. Eric has a few nozzle sizes that he is able to swap to for flow rate change in the creek. In the summer he is running a single 5/8″ nozzle making 250 watts all the time.

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Off Grid Micro Hydro – The Dream System!?

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This Off Grid Micro Hydro Power System may be the Dream System. It literally produces too much power. Although, if you like hot running water that’s not a bad thing.

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Building A Dam for Hydroelectric Power – Part 1 – Off Grid Cabin – EP #22

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How Pumped Storage Power Plants Work (Hydropower)

This video explains how pumped storage hydroelectric power stations work, what their main components are and their operating characteristics.

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This type of power plant converts potential energy to electrical energy, or, electrical energy to potential energy. They achieve this by allowing water to flow from a high elevation to a lower elevation, or, by pumping water from a low elevation to a higher elevation. When water flows to a lower elevation, the power plant generates electricity. When water is pumped to a higher elevation, the power plant creates a store of potential energy. Pumped storage plants use Francis turbines because they can act as both a hydraulic pump and hydraulic turbine.

Pumped storage power plants are used to balance the frequency, voltage and power demands within the electrical grid. Pump storage plants are often utilised to add additional megawatt capacity to the grid during period of high power demand, for this reason, pumped storage plants are referred to as ‘peaking’ plants.

Because pumped storage plants can provide electrical grid operators with power ‘on-demand’, they have a high level of dispatchability (the ability to provide power to the grid as needed).

Components
Irrespective geographical location, all pumped storage plants require an upper and lower reservoir. The difference in elevation between the upper and lower reservoirs is referred to as the ‘head’ (head of pressure) and it must be significant in order for the plant to operate efficiently.

A penstock connects the upper reservoir to a Francis turbine located in the power house. A draft tube and tail race connects the Francis turbine to the lower reservoir.

Operation – Generating Power (Electricity)
Water flows from the upper reservoir, through the penstock, and to the Francis turbine. As the water passes over the Francis runner blades, a pressure differential is created that causes torque (rotary force) to be applied to the runner. The runner begins to rotate.
The turbine runner is connected on a common shaft to an electrical generator. As the runner rotates, so too does the generator rotor. As the rotor rotates through the electromagnetic field within the generator, it induces current in the stator windings and electrical current begins to flow. The electrical current is usually then dispatched to end consumers via a switchyard and electrical transformer.

Water discharged from the turbine runner enters into a draft tube where some of the kinetic energy is recovered and converted to potential energy; the water then enters the tail race and is discharged to the lower reservoir.

In this example, the potential energy of water was converted by the turbine runner into mechanical energy. The mechanical energy was transferred on a common shaft to a generator, which converted the mechanical energy to electrical energy. The entire process can be continuous until the upper reservoir is emptied.

Operation – Storing Potential Energy
Water is pumped from the lower reservoir to the upper reservoir by the Francis turbine runner. The flow path is the same as when generating electricity, except the flow direction is reversed.

Pumped Storage Economics
Pumped storage plants rely upon the varying price of electricity to make a profit. Many thermal power plants (coal fired, gas fired etc.) cannot increase or reduce their MW output quickly because this would place large thermal stresses on the power plant components (water tube boiler, piping etc.). For this reason, thermal power plants produce almost as much power at night, as they do during the day.

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Awesome Low Head High Flow Grid Tie Micro Hydro 530 watts!

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I travel to a summer home in the mountains of Western North Carolina to meet Bill. He has come up with a way to pull a lot of water over a dam and into a permanent magnet alternator. He feeds the power to the house to supplement what is used. Bill is using Langston Alternative Power for his setup and makes around 500 watts.
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The interesting thing about this micro hydro setup is the way that the system is started. There is a lot of water that needs to flow over a dam. To get this system going Bill uses a simple shop vac to pull the water over into the 6″ pipe.

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How a geothermal breakthrough could transform our energy grid

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Newberry Volcano — the largest volcano in the Pacific Northwest — is the site of an experiment that’s aiming for a breakthrough in geothermal energy.

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Explore how geothermal energy— the heat in the Earth’s crust— is being used to create renewable electricity and power.

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Harnessing Hydropower Energy and Installation of free electrical system for cabin camp | OFF GRID

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Harnessing Hydropower Energy and Installation of free electrical system for cabin camp | OFF GRID Ep.16

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Ana’s has lived alone here for a while, The electric power system that Ana’s is using is powered by a small 1000w turbine. After building the small cabin, Ana’s needed to install the electrical system for the house. Today Ana’s will upgrade the flow and ensure enough water for Ana’s hydroelectric system to work properly and provide enough electricity for Ana’s house. Do you see Ana’s installed correctly? Please leave your comments in the comments section. Hope you guys enjoy the work Ana’s is doing and See you in the next videos on Ana’s bushcraft channel.

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