Here at PowerSpout we are more than just manufacturers of hydro turbines. We are experts in renewable energy systems. We have done what no other micro hydro company has done. We have created a comprehensive collection of documents which cover all aspects of our products and also how they integrate with a renewable energy system.
Chances are if you have a question the answer can be found for free here.
If you have a specific question or you simply want to save time finding the relevant information within our documentation then please choose the option "Answer a Question".
If you have a complex question or are looking for a system design then please choose the option "Hourly Consultation". If you are unsure how much time to purchase please contact Michael, via our contact us page, and he will assist you. As an indication a system design will often take between 5 - 15 hours or 3 - 5% of the system equipment cost.
If paying per hour you are paying for the time to consider and reply to your specific questions. You can use your purchased time in pieces and at the end of each email any time credit remaining will be noted.
Michael Lawley was born in the UK and has lived off-grid using wind, solar and hydro power since the 1990’s. Michael designed the PowerSpout range of hydro turbines and is a director of the company EcoInnovation NZ Limited who manufactures these products in New Zealand. He has designed and installed many on & off-grid systems globally. Michael specialises in the electromechanical aspects of home scale systems and in particular Smart Drive PMA wiring configuration.
Michael completed a technician apprenticeship and studied for both a HND and 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has had an interest in home scale renewable energy for over 35 years. He lives in New Zealand and is available to consult on technical matters that relate to human scale renewable energy systems.
You can contact Michael via our contact us page.
Michael reserves the right to engage one of our other consultants to provide the services requested of him if their skills and experience are equal to or greater than his own in the matter inquired about.
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Refer to PowerSpout Document Index Links for a complete index of documents.