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A stand-alone power supply for measuring and monitoring equipments in drinking water network

February 2020
Gallery PICOGEN® 1
Gallery PICOGEN® 1


PICOGEN® is a renewable energy for the intelligence of drinking water networks.

The innovation PICOGEN® offers, at the place of consumption, access to renewable energy, available, and so far untapped to move towards a more responsible energy mix and a reasoned consumption. The patented technology PICOGEN® widens the scope of possibilities by energy recovery of low flows. The ease of installation and low maintenance of the PICOGEN ® solution are the result of a streamlined design conceived to make the user's task easier. The PICOGEN ® turbine is an answer to the needs of the market: it allows the autonomous power supply of electrical equipment in every point of the networks, including the isolated sites, the sites with low water flows and the sites with a weak permissible pressure drop. The solution is composed of an innovative turbine that adapts to the most common pipe diameters and a steering body, or regulator, which delivers and optimizes electrical production. PICOGEN® is installed online on the pipelines of water networks to supply the various electrical components. A built-in bypass inside the turbine eliminates the need for a bypass installation and ensures the safety of the networks in case of high flows (for example during the occasional opening of a fire hydrant). It distributes quality drinking water to the population in a sustainable and secure way and controls leaks to preserve water resources.

Label Date February 17, 2020
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization

The environmental benefits

  • A reduction amounting on average of 100t of CO2eq/km

The Financial benefits

  • Payback time is between 1 and 2 years
  • Saves 5400$ per year

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Company Profile

Save Innovations

Our innovation valorises the energy of low-speed flows for stand-alone power supply.

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Headquarters 38180 Seyssins, France

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