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Hydrokinetic Turbine

A microgrid solution for off-grid communities

July 2020
Gallery Hydrokinetic Turbine 1
Gallery Hydrokinetic Turbine 1


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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Label Date July 3, 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

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

The Financial benefits

  • 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

Activity Region

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India, Indonesia,

South america

Peru, Colombia,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile

Bridge Gap Renewables Inc.

Providing Microgrid solutions and financing for First Nations Remote Communities in Canada. Using hydrokinetic turbines to provide baseload power augmented with solar, wind, biomass and battery storage.

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Headquarters Calgary, AB T3H 1R5, Canada

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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