Gallery Hydrobox 1
Gallery Hydrobox 1
February 2020
Headquarters 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium

Hydrobox - A serviced product for smart, containerized small hydropower in rural africa

Hydrobox wants to electrify rural Africa through smart, containerized small hydro power.

The Hydrobox is offered as a serviced product, meaning the company designs & builds. Hydrobox also co-finance it where needed and remain involved in the operation and maintenance to ensure the long-term sustainability. Next to the environmental benefits of renewable energy (no fossil fuel depletion, very low CO2 emissions), it also has many social-economic benefits. With each power plant, it aims to enable the creation of local industry, support SME growth and even empower thousands of households who did not have access to electricity before.

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Key features

  • Each power plant will save 2,300 tonnes of CO2 a year
  • A typical Hydrobox will produce 688kW of green energy to the grid


  • The electricity is about 20% cheaper for customers
  • A payback in 3 years

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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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