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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 Derek 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.
Derek is the lead design engineer at Aurora Power & Design Inc. He graduated from Boise State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Derek started his Mechanical Engineering career at Aurora in 2008.
Since then he has designed several alternative energy systems ranging from a few Watts up to 100kW, for residential and commercial applications and has managed the installation of many of them. His design specialties include solar PV system design, micro-hydro power systems, batteries, data logging, wind turbine system design, and solar heating, for both grid tied and off grid applications.
He is one of a handful of alternative energy professionals in the state to be certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Certified Solar PV Installer. This is the most highly regarded certification available for solar installers in the US. He is also a licensed solar specialty installer in the State of Idaho.
Derek is not employed by EcoInnovation but is engaged from time to time to advise clients on technical matters.
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