Table 5: Basic design calculation summary of Pelton turbine.

DescriptionsDataUnitDesign guidelines Thake 2000 [6]

46.5mmH-net turbine = × manifold efficiency
0.97Ranges (between 0.95–0.99).
29.6m/sVelocity of the jet (for )
54.4mmDiameter of the jet (for )
0.46For maximum power output (blade speed/V-jet) ratio
Bucket speed13.6m/s6
1500RpmStandard generator RPM
1170RpmRunaway speed = 1.8, turbine optimum speed
0.56Total system efficiency
36.57kWEstimated electrical power =
-turbine51.2kWTurbine mechanical power = ρgH-net turbine