100+500 kW Vortex Plant:

SJS Development

Ylang, Taiwan

The project is the first micro-hydro power plant in Taiwan to be installed in a natural river. It will generate a total of 600 kilowatts of continuous power from separate core units installed in the Annong river, one of the most scenic rivers in Yilan County, Taiwan. The energy will be sold back to the grid, generating a new revenue stream for SJS Development. The company is also aiming for a joint cooperation with other local businesses to create the first community-made micro-hydro power plant.


Stretching through 17.2 km, the Annong river is formed by the tailwater of Langyan Power plant and it fertilizes more than 50 km2 of farmlands. The river is also used for whitewater rafting, which is most of the time an excellent signal of the suitability of the stream for Turbulent turbines.

For comparison: by switching to the Turbulent technology, the emission of 744 tons of CO2 will be avoided. Coming soon!

Project Specs:
  • First 100 kW turbine operational by end of 2019. Remaining 500 kW to be developed in 2020.

  • Model C, 100kW turbine: Nominal flow of 5.8m3/s and net head of 3.3m

  • 4 years to break even (100 kW turbine)

  • Reduction of 744 tons of CO2-eq / yr (100 kW turbine only)

  • On-grid


120 to 150 kW Vortex Plant:


Mindanao, Philippines

Turbulent has received a grant from the Belgian government to develop between 120 to 150 kW of continuous energy for 3000 people living in a remote village in Mindanao, Philippines. The village has currently a very unstable connection to the electrical grid, suffering often from blackouts.

Project Specs:
  • On-grid

  • More information soon.


5.5 kW Vortex Turbine:


Versailles, France

The turbine will provide electricity to the Carré de Réunion, a chemical-free wastewater treatment plant in Versailles, France. Since 2017, it is the largest membrane treatment unit in Europe; a mix of green innovation beautifully blending into the classified plain of the Palace of Versailles. ​

Project Specs:
  • On-grid 

  • Estimated energy consumption for 8.5 households 

  • Reduction of 34 ton CO2-eq/year. 

  • Canal with a nominal flow of 0,7 m3/s. and net head of 3.2 m.

5 kW Vortex Turbine:

Mapuche Community

Cunco, Chile

The turbine was made to bring electricity to the indigenous Indian Community of Mapuche, and was installed by local people with the help of our expert engineers on site and provides energy to six households. The indigenous religious chief blessed the project as it was built out of respect to the natural environment and wildlife.

The project is currently in the mechanical/electrical finishing process. 

Project funded by Academics For Development, a Belgian NGO. 

Project Specs:
  • Basin made from on-site concrete. 

  • 100-meter bypass made of concrete pipes. 

  • River with a flow of 2 to 4 m3/s. 0.9m3/s used for turbine with a head of 1.5m.


13 kW Vortex Turbine: Green School
Bali, Indonesia