Smaller Hydropower Systems less than 100kW
For larger Utility/IPP systems, please click here.
Canyon Hydro designs and manufactures small hydro
systems ranging from 4kW to 25MW. Each system is designed and built at
our manufacturing facilites in the USA.
customers with residential or small community projects, Canyon Hydro provides a broad selection of
micro-hydro systems up to about 100kW, each delivering high
efficiency, quality and reliability at a reasonable cost. If you have
requirements for larger systems, please refer to
Canyon Hydro Utility/IPP Systems.
This dual-jet system, located in Costa Rica,
drives a 14kW generator, and uses a needle nozzle to allow
adjustment for changing flow conditions without shutting the
You can purchase a complete hydro system from
Canyon Hydro, or individual components. We will be happy to work with
you to determine the best approach. A typical hydro system from Canyon
includes the following components:
Water turbine and housing
In addition, many of our systems are equipped with
one or more of the following options:
Stainless steel runner
Variable needle nozzle
Frequency protection jet deflector
The heart of a Canyon Hydro system is the water
turbine. Efficiency counts most here, and we take great care to ensure
maximum power transfer. Canyon Pelton runners are all-metal, cast as a
single unit. Bucket tip, splitter and exit angles maximize the transfer
of hydraulic energy to the turbine shaft. Each bucket is hand-polished,
with special attention directed to the rear of the bucket to minimize
internal aerodynamic drag.
Similar procedures are employed for Canyon
Crossflow and Francis turbines, using the highest quality materials and
advanced manufacturing techniques.
Most importantly, Canyon turbines are backed by a
group of experienced professionals who know hydro systems, and are
dedicated to the success of your project.
Canyon Will Design Your Turbine System
We strongly recommend that you let Canyon Hydro
design the proper turbine system for your site, because the most
efficient system involves many complex factors. There is no charge
for this service.
Canyon Hydro Manganese Bronze Pelton runner.
Beginning with your measurements of HEAD and FLOW,
Canyon experts will specify the right combination of turbine type,
diameter, bucket or blade characteristics, nozzle sizing, shaft speed,
housing dimensions, and more. We think it’s important that you get the
most power possible for your investment.
The most essential information we require is accurate HEAD and FLOW measurements. Eventually, we’ll also need
information about your pipeline and electrical requirements, but we can
assist you with defining them once we know your HEAD and FLOW.
You can learn more about HEAD and FLOW, and how to
measure it, in our Guide to Hydro Power.
To get started, simply fill out our
data sheet and send it to us.
Representative Canyon Turbine Specifications
Canyon Hydro produces a wide array of turbine
systems, making it possible to closely match your site characteristics
for optimum efficiency. See the accompanying chart for performance
specifications on five representative models.