Hydrover Turbine Services is home to a small dedicated team of highly skilled hydro-engineering enthusiasts offering a wide range of facilities, help, knowledge and expertise. We are dedicated to producing cost effective solutions and plans for your future Hydroelectric projects.
We started in micro hydro in 2003. Immediately we faced a problem in the lack of availability of good quality low cost turbines. Subsequently we had to build our own. Initially we used Gilkes cast bronze pelton runners but the limited range of sizes and low flow capacity meant that many applications would need belt drives and sub optimal designs.
In 2006 we started using a modular turgo design that uses individually cast stainless turgo buckets.
By 2010 we had completed about 40 schemes, mainly using our turgo machines. Increasingly we were approached by other companies that wished us to supply turbines for sites they were developing. As a result of this, Hydrover Turbines was formed in early 2011 and we have continued to expand and evolve our design to allow for lower and higher head capacity schemes with unprecedented water to wire efficiency. For example, we can now pass 365 l/sec on 30m head for around 75kW on a direct drive turbine, 5 years ago we could get 150l/sec on 30m head for around 33kW on a direct drive turbine. 10 years ago the most we could manage on 30m head was under 10kW.