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The Levek Turbines' team consists of seasoned engineers and project managers having many years 'experience in hydro power generation in Canada and also in many foreign markets in Africa, and Latin America. The company has installed successfully its own equipment.

Even if most of our client did their own installation and construction of their hydropower micro-plant, we also can rely on numerous specialists in the installation of our products. We therefore can deliver our product fully installed, as turn key packages. When this is the case, company specialists prepare the engineering groundwork and oversee the construction, the development of the site, the integration of the micro-plant into the overall design and the installation of the regulating panel and HPU.

Components of a Hydrogenerator

A micro power plant, using Levek Turbines design consists of the following elements:

  • Water intake usually combined with a partial diversion work of the river flow;
  • Penstocks (in some cases in the water fall in within a short distance a penstock is not needed);
  • Power regulator;
  • Connecting line;
  • Integrated elements within a ventilated design box for easy-access maintenance: closing gate, turbine and generator.

What a 50 kW turbine can do?

A 50 kW or 50 000 watts turbine has the capacity to supply electric power to a small town with requirements of up to 100 000 watts when efficient management of the energy resources includes selective pre-programming power cuts.

A typical North American home with refrigerator, kitchen range, TV set, microwave oven, electric heating and various small appliances uses an average of 10 000 watt of power. A 10 to 50 kW micro power plant is sufficient to meet the requirements of a game or fishing preserve. And a 20 to 50 kW micro power plant is large enough to supply electricity to a 500 inhabitant settlement under certain climatic conditions like in Africa and South America.

10-20

kW

  • Game preserve;
  • Fishing preserve.
20-50

kW

  • Settlements;
  • Specific industrial operations.

Site selection and technical feasibilty guide

The guide is a helpful introduction when considering micro-hydro systems for remote off-grid residential homes, cottages, ranches, lodges, camps, parks, small communities and First Nations communities that are not connected to an electrical grid.