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Turbulent Vortex Turbine

Low head Vortex Turbines to constantly generate renewable energy

June 2022
Gallery Turbulent Vortex Turbine 1
Gallery Turbulent Vortex Turbine 1


Turbulent aims to provide even the most remote communities of the world with reliable and affordable energy. We’ve developed a special kind of Vortex Turbine that generates low cost electricity, without the ecological impact, without large civil works, and without the high upfront investment cost. Turbulent's environmentally friendly hydropower technology (no dams) is an ideal match for Variable Renewable Energy (VRE), offering continuous electricity 24/7/365 in mini-grids and micro-grids, even featuring dispatch ability. Turbulent safely powers critical healthcare infrastructure, telecom, schools, villages, businesses ... on a continuous basis, in combination with new (solar) and existing installations. Turbulent offers off-grid, micro-grid and on-grid distributed electrification solutions with installed capacities of 15 kW, 30 kW, 50 kW, 70kW per turbine, easily scalable to a combination of multiple turbines to increase capacity.

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Label Date June 9, 2022
From Belgium
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • Designed for very low height differences in rivers (1,5 - 3m)
  • Installed capacities of 15 kW, 30 kW, 50 kW, 70kW per turbine
  • 1 turbine provides energy for 60 - 350 households
  • Enables continuous electricity 24/7/365
  • Fish friendly due to low rotation, and pressure changes

The Financial benefits

  • LCOE lower than €0.05/kWh

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Affordable hydropower, inspired by nature that can be installed in nearly every river with no impact to the ecosystem

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Headquarters 3012 Leuven, België
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