Drop of 1.5 to 5 meter (2 sequenced turbines are possible if 5 m drop and larger flow)
Minimum flow of 1 cubic meter (1000 l)/second constantly available throughout at least 9 months of the year.
Road nearby (to avoid unnecessary roadworks and environmental damage)
For On-Grid, Feed-in options nearby (ideally under 200m, to avoid lengthy line connections)
Ideally: 3G (or better) reception to enable remote monitoring
The Turbulent vortex turbine makes hundreds of sites possible that were never viable with other technologies. Because of the Smart Concrete foundation design, new sites can be developed without many extra concrete structures.
For a single turbine system, you only need a height difference between the upstream and downstream water level of 1.5 - 5 meters and a flow that is larger than 1 cubic meter per second.
Single turbine in river/canal with sudden drop
For rivers with waterfall or sudden drop of 1.5 - 5 meters
Easy to develop
Minor modifications to river
Time to install: ~1 month, civil works included
Single turbine in river/canal with gradual drop
Do you own multiple rivers and/or canals through the landscape?
Our easily scalable manufacturing and highly flexible, low-head design, allows us to harness the max energy potential of your streams.
If you have a canal or river with at least 5 meters over 100m distance (and flow larger than 1 cubic meter), we can install multiple, interconnected turbines which—depending on your drops and flow—can generate up to 2 megawatts or more.