Hydrokinetic Turbine

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July 2020
Headquarters Calgary, AB T3H 1R5, Canada

Hydrokinetic Turbine - A microgrid solution for off-grid communities

Hydrokinetic Turbine provides a clean source of renewable energy that may substantially reduce the carbon footprint of off-grid locations, particularly when they rely on diesel fuel transported by air or land.

Many remote communities are not connected to the electricity grid and are forced to use diesel generators to produce power. Most of the diesel has to be imported and stored for long periods of time, especially in winter. This is costly. Any reduction in the running time of these diesel generators through renewable energy devices not only saves money, but reduces CO2 emissions, reduces environmental damage from spills, and builds addition capacity and creates jobs. Hydrokinetic turbines provide baseload power for the microgrid. The portability of the system obviates the need for expensive infrastructure. Hydrokinetic turbines are designed for the purpose of generating electricity. The turbines are intended to be placed underwater, in a fixed, floating, anchored or towed configuration, in any location where the effective water current preferably flows with a minimum speed of about 0.25m/s

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Key features

  • 5KW turbine produces up to 30,000kWh per year, saves 12,000 litres of diesel per year and 34,000 kg of CO2.


  • Payback is from 3-5 years depending on location
  • Lower health-related costs as a result of local air pollution
  • Lower environmental costs due to diesel spills, contamination, and remediation

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

Looking For

Activity Region

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India, Indonesia,

South america

Peru, Colombia,

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