After more than a year of construction work on our hydroelectric plant we were finally able to open the gate and see a vortex! Thanks to the many people who helped with digging, breaking some mother rocks, and pouring tonnes of cement! It is a big relief to see everything flowing as it should. Now on to the fun stuff; building the turbine and generator.

Now with the most difficult part of the project behind us we will start constructing a basic turbine to test the power generation. We need to measure how much energy we are able to produce in order to size the generator and power system.

 

More photos and videos of the progress can be found in the Gallery.