In order to expand the choices right here, I was thinking it might be nice to add the basic principles for a hydro-electric setup using PVC/standard plumbing work fixtures and easily made components.
I made some interesting discoveries along the way and in the morning revealing all of them...
I began by attempting to make an inline power take-off with a pre-made propeller blade from a paint stirrer. While an interesting thought, i really couldn't get any reasonable movement out of it - which reminded me personally of my physics that the max torque should come utilizing the power used furthest out radially.
Paddle Wheel Hydro Power.
First things very first - physics reminds united states that people will make power just convert it and every transformation includes loss. Next that water stress from gravity is straight related and then the level associated with smooth column movement.
Design plan - knowing that we want a smooth flow but our goal is to move the water out to the radial extremes of our propeller, I created a basic test harness to try and understand how to optimize the hydro power system. The pipelines here are actually representative of what you will must put in within environment. I fill up the 5 foot tall 2 inch pipe to obtain a know water volume for efficiency screening.