The Nautilus is specifically designed to power off grid homes. Remote homes and shops. Medical clinics and small villages and village industries. A special model designed for an agro-processing is available. With a conventional renewable energy battery storage and inverter technology the Nautilus will power your home or village on only 4 ft (1.2 m) of net head and discharge only 1330 gpm – 84.4 l/s at 550 watts output. On ten feet of head it’s possible to power several homes or a small village industry at 2300 watts output for the 10 inch (254 mm) throat runner, the 8 inch (203 mm) model will produce between 360 watts on 4 feet of head (1.2 m) and 3.4 KW on 18 feet of head (5.5 m).
Thousands of existing small mill dams can benefit from the Nautilus and be put back to work. Often no dam is required. Only a 24 inch high diversion weir made from wood or piled rocks sealed with canvas is required. We supply intake systems and/or parts. No machine need ever approach the stream. Get wet and do it by hand.
The Niade is the first micro-hydro turbine in the Renewable Energy Market that develops usable power on from two to four feet of head.
The Niade utilizes a tiny cast iron high-speed propeller turbine set at an angle to capture ultra low head power. It is shipped as a complete package, ready to drop into a hole that can be dug by hand. The Niade comes complete with a slide gate to shut of the water flowing into the turbine, a large area trash rack to protect the turbine from sticks, stones, and other debris, and a draft tube. The turbine can be regulated with an included cylinder gate.
The unit can be lifted with enough man power or the front end loader of a tractor. It is set into a level position, attached to a penstock, and backfilled. We feel that the Niade will revolutionize micro power production around the world.