DIY Hydro Turbine Workshop with Daniel Connell

24th June, 9:30am -4pm

Coed Talylan


Daniel will be showing you how to build a simple, low cost water turbine using £30-40 worth of easily sourced off the shelf materials and basic hand tools. It’s an easy process, no previous experience is necessary.

The turbine is powerful, portable, sturdy, safe, quiet, and can generate 200 watts from 35 litres per second flow at 3 meters vertical drop. It requires no earthworks or significant alterations to the course or quality of the waterway used. Information will be provided on how to integrate into an off grid setup  or grid tie inverter.

Daniel Connell, of Open Source Low Tech, is a renewable energy and open source technology designer. For the last fourteen years he has been working on setting up collaborative project spaces and giving practical making workshops in Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

The build process, with details on materials and tools, is documented in full on Daniel’s website: And there is an online community where you can ask questions and receive support in building and installing your own.

The day will also include a presentation and discussion on off-grid living, low-tech alternative infrastructure, open source hardware, my recent building project trips through Central America and India, and upcoming work deploying these kinds of solutions in refugee camps and remote communities.

All tools and materials are provided as well as lunch.

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