Watterson Hydro system, Cottonwood Canyon near Mountain Green, Utah

  • 5 kW Pelton wheel using an electronic load governor
  • 215 feet of head
  • 0.55 cfs flow

The “Canyon” Pelton Wheel hydroelectric turbine uses an electronic load governor to control the speed of the turbine. A Coanda screen diverts water into an 8” PVC pipe and delivers water to the turbine housed in a partially buried concrete bunker. Power and energy are supplemented from a solar electric system and backup generator.

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