A Low Head Homemade Waterwheel Generator

This is a very nice project from Adam to make a waterwheel mostly from commonly available parts.

DIY waterwheel generator

The waterwheel runners are made from cut up drums, and the sides from resin coated plywood. It is designed to operate efficiently with a small head. The generator is an ECM motor. The race is cast concrete for a very stable base.

Thanks very much to Adam for sending this project in!


From Adam:


The Design

waterwheel side view
waterwheel generator



Building the Waterwheel

waterwheel raceway



Putting the Waterwheel in the River








If you have any thoughts, questions, or suggestions -- this is the place.

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