cillo2000 wrote: »
I was talking to the fella that set this up on his farm in Leitrim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HwHBwrzwUs, he's getting 3KWH for most of the year and about 1KHW in the hight of the summer (when you wouldn't need as much energy). He has gone from paying the ESB 4k a year to getting a cheque (can't remember the amount) from them at the end of the year. I'm at the initial stages of investigating a similar system. I have about 70m of head and a 20 liters per sec flow. The pipe would need to be about 400m, this would cost approx 3k. The sprouts are about 2k each imported (looking at two) and about another 1k for the rest of the gear. All in all, if I could get 2-3KWH out of that setup, the payback would be very quick. The guy in Leitrim said the satisfaction of generating your own power never gets old!