Mark Thaemert Hydro, Paonia, Colorado

  • 6 kW off-grid hydroelectric system
  • 65 feet of head
  • 800 gpm

The hydroelectric system provides power and energy to a remote home supplemented by an existing solar electric system. Excess energy from the system is used to preheat water for a radiant floor heating system. Additional excess energy is also shunted by relays to radiant floor heaters placed by the owner. The owner is a contactor and much of the plumbing and underground vault work was completed by himself with little oversight.

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