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WaterLily Setup Series #1 - Which Side Is The Front?

This is the first installment in a  series of short videos we’re working on to help you get the most out of your WaterLily Turbine.

The WaterLily Portable Hydrokinetic Turbine is a new way to charge your personal electronics in remote areas. While the concept of converting flowing water into electricity has been around for many years and is pretty straightforward to understand, setting up a portable hydro-kinetic turbine takes a little bit of know-how and practice.  

When you attempt to set up your WaterLily, the first thing you may be wondering is, what side is the front? What I mean by that is, where should the water flow IN to the turbine?


Water must flow into the OPEN side of the Turbine. If you look at the blades you’ll notice they are shaped concave on this side. Think of it like this, the blades are catching the water. We designed WaterLily like this so that the turbine is hit by an undisrupted flow of water.  

Anything in front of the turbine will create turbulence and slow the flow of water.  You’ll also want to make sure there’s nothing blocking the rear of the turbine, either.

Take some time to experiment with your WaterLily, and try setting it up in different places while observing how fast you can get the rotor to spin. The faster the blades are spinning, the more power you will get!  

For more helpful information please read/watch our entire setup series.




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