Quinta da Abelenda | Micro Hydro Power & Solar Power in Portugal

Quinta da Abelenda
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Alternative Energy

Small Scale Micro Hydro and Solar Power
Quinta da Abelenda - Central Portugal



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Micro Hydro & Solar Power in Quinta da Abelenda


Thanks to a small stream and a lot of sunny days here in Portugal, we are energy self suficient.
Although the stream is very small, with a vertical drop of 17 meters and a flow less then 10 liters per second, it is good enough to get a very small turbine working.

This Turgo-Powerspout turbine produces up to 12 kWh per day in normal winter. In summer, the stream dries out, but our 9 photovoltaic solar modules charg the batteries more than enough.
An inverter transforms the 48V DC battery current to a normal 230V AC current.

Always Happy!


So we are happy when the sun shines and happy when it rains. Always energy coming in!

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For those interested in micro hydro power and photovoltaic solar modules, we will be happy to show you the installation and give some explication.

The micro hydro turbine is a Turgo Powerspout. Detailed information can be found on the Powerspout website.

At this moment the main house and the Quinta itself runs on micro-hydro and solar power. We will extend the installation with more Powerspouts (in a second stream) and solar panels, so we can connect the 2 cottages for guests as well. At this moment the guests-cottages are still connected to the grid.

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Small Scale Micro Hydro and Solar Power
Quinta da Abelenda - Central Portugal