How to convert a washing machine into a water powered generator

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011

A step by step guide showing how to convert a smartdrive washing machine into a pelton wheel dc generator making 780 watts – enough power to live off the grid. All you need is a head of water!

Sharon Marie Campbell |
Fri, 02/12/2011 - 02:30

Has anyone tried this with a U.S.A. made machine, and our parts and measurements?

Wholly H2O |
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 22:40

I'd be interested in knowing the impact on increased potable water use by using this. It might make sense from a power pov, but does this make sense from a limited water supply pov? Just wondering how you are approaching this side of it.