EnergySmart School Inventors

EnergySmart School Inventors

Miniature Hydroelectric Power Plant

Building the Apparatus

If You Come, They Will Build It: The Shop

Tony Freeman

Tony Freeman at his NC mill where he hogged out the small Pelton wheel housing.

Chuck Weidner fitting up the DC motor to the small Pelton

Chuck Weidner fitting up the DC motor to the small Pelton.


Side view of the Pelton wheel housing apparatus before the wheel is installed.

Bits and pieces

Front view of the Pelton wheel housing apparatus before the wheel is installed.

Close up of the Pelton wheel; 'D' shaped metal case with one side made of plastic. White plastic 'cups' make up the interior wheel.

The Pelton wheel

Side view of the Pelton wheel.