Gallery E-ROW 1
Gallery E-ROW 1
August 2020
Headquarters 29200 Brest, France

E-ROW - A smart grid pontoon equipped with tidal/river turbines, solar panels and batteries to recharge electric boats

Cities worldwide are searching for green mobility solutions due to high impact of the CO2 emissions made from cars, trucks, boats, ... Mobility and access to energies are a daily challenge that face the world. As a matter of fact, transportation is the second spending budget in most households due to the high price of fossil energy.

Inland waterways transport is an ecological mean of transport (compared to road and air carriers) on a worldwide navigable network of almost one million kilometers. With a huge fossil energy consomption fleet and underdeveloped infrastructure, it remains a reliable and inexpensive mean of transport. The E-ROW concept would allow the recycling of this fleet in electric or hybrid propulsion recharge with an ecological smart grid pontoon equipped with tidal/ river turbine, low in carbon footprint compare to other technologies.

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Key features

  • This solution can be applicable in different cities of the globe such as in Bordeaux for pleasure cruises, in Abidjan for its lagoon passenger transport system or even for the public transportation network in Geneva
  • In production, no CO2 are emitted in the atmosphere and no water is used


  • The payback time is about 8 years
  • Savings of minimum 30% on the fossils energies consumption

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Activity Region

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South america

French Guiana,

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