You don’t need a raging river to take advantage of the energy savings a Cornell hydro turbine can provide. Heads as low as 50 feet, and flows as low as 90 gallons per minute can produce useable energy. Cornell’s high turbine efficiency is often found to be comparable with specially-built imported turbines, but they are less complex, easier to install, and require less maintenance. Cornell turbines are available in a wide range of mounting styles and configurations and with many new and innovative design features, result in high performance.
Municipalities, industrial plants, HVAC installations, and farms are tapping potential hydraulic energy sources to produce electric power as a revenue source, or as a means to reduce overall energy demands. The key to the system is using excess head to drive a turbine. The turbine may be used to drive a pump, a generator, or other power-requiring device. This technology makes it feasible for building managers, farmers, resort managers, industrial plants, and municipalities to consider hydro turbines in their plant power needs. Studies show that a turbine, driven by water from a natural stream or process stream, can generate enough electric power to pay for itself quickly.