This barbecue Pico Kaplan unit uses 140 l/sec. water flow at 4 m head, provides an electric output of 3 kW, 1~220 Vac, 50 Hz, and weighs 300 kg. The unit includes:
The axial turbine has a simple vertical shape, fixed guide vane and rotor blades design, and was developed for human safety, maximum reliability and easy maintenance. The End-user has to build the external hydro elements (retention dam, water intake, debris screen, 250 mm penstock pipe, inlet valve, draft tube, outlet canal - see PDF sketch) with usual materials (wood, fiberglass, concrete, PVC or metal pipe, etc.), based on a very simple design proposed in the offering stage.