Designed for maximum efficiency and reliability
Hydroelectric systems from Canyon Hydro
deliver exceptionally high efficiency and reliability.
Built for continuous, uninterrupted power generation, they
deliver a high return on your investment year after year.
Located in Honduras, this 12,000 kW system features two
Canyon Hydro Pelton-style turbines, operating under 370 meters (1,214 feet) net head.
Over the past few decades, the Canyon Hydro
brand has become one of the most respected in the industry,
based on two simple advantages:
- Premium quality
- Superb customer service
For example, each Canyon Hydro turbine is
custom-designed for a specific site, resulting in greater
water-to-wire efficiency than off-the-shelf components. We
follow through by selecting only high quality alloys and
components for our systems, insisting on meticulous workmanship
during fabrication, and a dedication to the success of our
All of our design and manufacturing
facilities, including our newest CNC fabrication plant, are
located in the United States.
Turbines Designed Specifically for your Project
The heart of a hydro system is the
turbine, where power is extracted from your water.
Efficiency is critical here, because every small gain - or loss
- directly affects your profit margin.
This 910kW Francis-style turbine is
located in Wyoming USA and operates under 42.7
meters (140 feet) net head.
At Canyon Hydro, our engineers are
committed to maximum efficiency, which is why we don't offer
"standard" systems that have been averaged to service a wide
variety of installations. Each Canyon turbine is
individually designed to match the specific hydraulic
characteristics of the site. Your turbine will be
carefully engineered to match your head, flow, penstock and other
site considerations. The difference in power output is
measureable, and the cost may be less than you expect.
Superior Design and Workmanship
Throughout the design and manufacture of
your turbine, Canyon Hydro maintains meticulous attention to
The process begins with computer modeling
to determine the optimum turbine characteristics for your site.
Each turbine is then designed, with critical elements validated
by Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD) methods. Manufacturing drawings are
produced in-house and reviewed by engineers and production
supervisors. Final design drawings are provided to you in
hardcopy and CAD format to facilitate your powerhouse design.
All of this adds up to highly efficient,
extremely durable hydraulic turbines capable of delivering many
years of reliable power generation.
A Response Team to Back You Up
With proper maintenance, a Canyon turbine
will provide dependable service for decades. If a problem
does arise, you have the best support team in the business to
back you up.
System availability is Canyon's highest
priority. If your hydro system should fail – whether or
not Canyon Hydro built it – recovery takes priority over all
other Canyon projects. Replacement parts are air-shipped
and, if necessary, senior engineers will fly on-site to help
resolve the problem.
Rapid response is possible because you
rarely have to wait for Canyon to order parts from third-party
suppliers. With the exception of foundry castings, Canyon
Hydro manufactures all of its own turbine components.
The Canyon Commitment to Project Success
Canyon Hydro designed and delivered
the complete water-to-wire equipment package for this 540kW
system, located near the base of Pike's Peak in Colorado.
It operates under a net head of 209 meters (686 feet).
See more photos in the Project Gallery.
When you specify a Canyon Hydro system,
you also get a highly experienced partner committed to the
success of your project.
We've been building hydropower
systems for more than 30 years, and been closely involved with
hundreds of projects. We’ll work closely with you,
assisting with site planning and design, and suggest
improvements or alternatives based on our experience. We
can help identify ways to accelerate your project, improve
efficiency, and ensure uninterrupted power production.
Canyon Hydro only builds
hydro systems , which
gives us the focused expertise to get the details right and
still be price competitive. That's why Canyon is able to
provide custom-designed turbines, prompt delivery, and unmatched
customer service for about what you'd expect to pay for a general-purpose system.
Most of all, we love what we do.
Canyon Hydro is a highly skilled team who, for four generations,
has believed that quality craftsmanship and customer
satisfaction are their highest priorities.
Learn more about...
Complete Water to Wire Packages
Component Replacement and Refurbishment