After years of consistently improving the design he was able to create a highly efficient machine that was producing increased levels of power. It had become obvious that anyone with a suitable water source could be producing their very own renewable energy. With this idea in mind Paul established Energy Systems & Design in 1980.
In the 1970’s Paul Cunningham, owner and operator of Energy Systems & Design, had a need to power his off-grid house. He set off on a mission to create an efficient and reliable microhydro machine. Utilizing a car alternator type microhydro machine and the wheels he cast himself, he created the first machine. Through many hard-working days and design changes he was able to produce very efficient pelton and turgo wheels and sold these wheels to other enthusiasts.
The Stream Engine
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The LH1000 is specifically designed machine to operate efficiently in low-head sites. It takes advantage of the same generator as the Stream Engine, however the water turbine component uses a low head propeller design.
The 1K Micro Hydro Power System is one of Energy System and Design’s answers to a version of our Stream Engine that can provide reliable power for your needs at an affordable price point.
Hi! A few days ago we hit the 9999kWh mark on our system - much more than that if the cozy overflow heat to our bathroom were included in that figure. There’s a small button just to the right of the “CURRENT” reading. Is that the reset button to start the count over? Thanks again for the quality machine!Lucas W.