The Hydrobox Generator is based on a traditional Overshot Water Wheel design. The wheel is over 80% efficient and can be used to convert any source of low head, high volume flow rate water into electricity.
The wheel diameter and length can be specified to suit the water supply available.
The Hydrobox can be packaged into an ISO shipping container size, either 6 metre or 12 metre long, for ease of road transportation and sea freighting.
Traditional water wheels are large diameter with small buckets that are not very wide, this results in low bucket water volumes and very low power output.
The Hydrobox design has segment shaped buckets and a retaining shroud on one half of the wheel. The shroud enables the full volume of water to be retained in the segment bucket. The large water volume results in very high torque and a high power output, in a very compact package size.