The Scott Hydro Turbine is rated at 1500 watts output. For comparison, a home using non-electric heat in the USA consumes on average about 1000 watts continuously, well within the potential of a single Scott Turbine. Unlike most water turbines which have axial or radial flows, in a cross-flow turbine, water passes through the turbine transversely or across the turbine blades. After passing the runner, it leaves on the opposite side. When the water leaves the runner, it helps clean the runner of small debris.
You also have the option of choosing an electrical kit to go with your turbine. Each kit includes everything you need to wire the turbine into your electrical system, whether you want to use it in a grid-tie AC power system, or an off-grid 12V or 24V battery system. Scroll down to see what items are included in each electrical kit.
The Advantages of a Scott Hydro Turbine:
- Designed & Manufactured for years of maintenance free service
- System runs 24/7—365 days a year in all weather conditions
- Turbine housing constructed of heat treated aluminum with powder coated finish
- Entire assembly made out of non-corrosive material
- Bearings are double sealed permanently lubed stainless steel
- The runner, shaft and fasteners are made from 300 series stainless steel
- Permanent magnet alternator: 3-phase AC direct drive with no gear box
- High voltage AC output for long line transmission capability
- 3-phase rectifier changes AC to DC for battery charging
- Generator is rated at 1500 watts output, and capable of up to 2000 watts depending on installation conditions
- Ideal for low head conditions as low as 15 feet of vertical drop (9 psi minimum water pressure)
- The flat efficiency curve yields better annual performance than other turbine systems
- Excellent behavior with partial load or low stream flow
- Well suited for unattended electricity production
- There are only three rotating components = Simple maintenance
- Almost no turbine noise
- Self cleaning. No runner cleaning is necessary
- No dam required-simple diversion up stream or any water source meeting requirements
- Made in the United States of America
120V AC Electrical Kit: Pre-wired electrical panel — Ready to install on your wall, and wire to your turbine and grid inter-connection, including:
- Midnite Solar AC Clipper: rectification/stop switch/PWM 200W diversion
- Over-current protection
- AC and DC surge protection
- PVP2000 grid-tie inverter
This kit includes everything you need to use your turbine with most utility interconnection programs, but be sure to contact your local utility company to ensure you’re complying with all local requirements.
12V, 24V, 48V DC Electrical Kits: Pre-wired electrical panel set up for your selected voltage — Ready to install on your wall, and wire to your turbine and battery bank, including:
- Current rectifier and stop switch
- PWM diversion control and 2000W diversion load
- Over-current protection
- Midnite Solar Classic 250 charge controller
Additional Turbine Technical Requirements:
- 8 bolt pattern 9.5 b.c. (at turbine)
- Recommend 15 or more feet net head (fall)
- Screened intake to prevent fish, leaves, and rocks from entering system
- Should have small shelter to cover unit
- 130 to 200 volts AC output rectified to DC for charge controller for battery setup, or grid connection
- Complete unit (Turbine and Generator mounted on Frame) weight 95 lbs
Scott Hydroelectric Cross Flow Turbine
for lower head/higher volumes of water.
The Scott Cross-Flow turbine is capable of 1500+ watts of output with only 35’ or more of head. A minimum of 15 feet of head is recommended with a 6” penstock although a 4” penstock could be used for higher head, lower flow applications. This high output turbine would be great for a lodge or off-grid home or shop requiring larger amounts of power. The Scott Turbine is industrial grade with cast aluminum and stainless steel runner and shaft.
The Scott turbine sends 3-phase AC to a rectifier located near the battery bank. After the recitifier, a MidNite Classic 250 charge control (sold separately) charges the battery bank. No diversion load is necessary unless the head is over 40 feet. A MidNite Clipper or a stop switch is not recommended with this unit.
This is a high flow turbine so the creek must have a minimum of 300 gallons per minute.
A basic shelter is recommended to cover and protect the unit from the worst of the outdoor weather.
Weighs 95 lbs.