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How to make a water powered pelton wheel generator from an old washing machine

video How to make a water powered pelton wheel generator from an old washing machine
Water powered pelto wheel makes enough electricity to power a house.

Free electricity if you don't mind a huge water bill, I suppose. This would be a great idea if you could get water pressure for free. Any method of converting water pressure to electricity would be great if you didn't have a water bill to worry about.

Do you recycle water and use a compressor to create tank pressure? What kind of energy losses are involved in creating sufficient water jet pressure?

It's been a while since I saw this first elsewhere, so I'm not sure anymore of the details. But I'm pretty sure he has a stream which allows him to do this - so no loss whatsoever, the stream's already there !
This kind of setup is only suitable for someone with terrain anyways. It's noisy, and lots of water to get back to nature. But if you have a free water source available, it'd be a shame not to use that energy laying around, now would it ? :)

Ranie-K1 year ago
Did you make this yourself?
diy kiwi (author)  Ranie-K1 year ago
Hi, yes I made this myself
Color me impressed!
EmcySquare1 year ago
Simply Amazing !!!!
diy kiwi (author)  EmcySquare1 year ago
Thanks
rimar20001 year ago
Thanks for the captions in video. I would like to see the generator working.