Hydrokinetic in-stream turbines river & canal

SMART Turbines

Base load
power supply

Easy installation
and maintenance

Minimal space required

Low infrastructure costs (no dams)

No environmental impact

Minimal audible disturbance

SMART
Monofloat
SMART
Free Stream
coming soon!
SMART
Slow Flow

SMART TURBINES

These turbines for rivers and canals allow for the introduction of a base load supply, providing a complete renewable energy solution for the best cost-benefit possible. This proprietary technology is standardized and easily scalable. Although qualifying as “green”, these products are positioned as the best alternative for decentralized electrification along rivers.

The Smart Hydro Power turbine was developed to produce a maximum amount of electrical power with the kinetic energy of flowing waters. Because it is powered by kinetic energy and not with potential energy, it is known as a so called “zero-head” or “in-stream” turbine. As such, no dams and/or head differential are necessary for the operation of this device; the course of a river remains in its natural state and no high investments in infrastructure are required. Because the amount of kinetic energy (velocity) varies from river to river, a greater amount of energy is generated with a higher velocity of water flow.

Our unique and proprietary river turbines are built up in modules and can be integrated together with photovoltaics into a hybrid system.

SMART Monofloat

This turbine is designed for rivers, with a reinforced debris protection and a patented anchoring system. The anchoring can be done at the bottom of the river, at a bridge support, or at a block on the side of a river.

    This turbine is ready to overcome:
  • variable water depth and velocity
  • floating debris of various materials and sizes

One diving float

submerges to avoid debris when the water flow speed increases

Debris protection

stainless steel cables are carefully designed such that debris neither accumulates nor damages the blades

Rotor

slightly curved blades improve performance against debris

5kW underwater generator

permanent-magnet generator provides three-phase AC power

Diffuser

protects the generator and increases water velocity when passing through it
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Output 250 – 5000 W
Dimensions Length: 3130 mm
Width: 1600 mm
Height: 2010 mm
Rotational Speed 90 – 230 rpm
Weight 380 kg
Number of rotor blades 3
Rotor ø 1000 mm
    Specifications:
  • The permanent-magnet underwater generator provides AC power
  • Dives when water level rises
  • Especially suitable for waters with heavy debris
  • Expandable system with multiple turbines
  • Available as an off-grid solution, grid connected and hybrid version
  • Scope of delivery and specifications can be adapted to special projects
  • Max. power output at 2.8 m/s

    Anchorage dependent on:

  • Hydrological characteristics (for ex. riverbed type: rock, sand, etc.)
  • Ship traffic/kayak/tourism
  • Amount/type of flotsam/debris
  • Width and depth variation of river

    Requirements:

  • Min. river depth: 2.0 m
  • Min. river wide: 2.0 m
  • Injection point: max 500 meters distance from turbine
Output curve of the generator
SMART Free Stream

This turbine is installed on the river bed of the river or canal. Especially suitable for installation in canals or behind traditional hydro power plants.

  • very compact
  • reliable base load supply for locations with lower incidence of debris
  • almost none maintenance required

Debris protection

stainless steel cables are carefully designed such that debris neither accumulates nor damages the blades

Rotor

slightly curved blades improve performance against debris

5kW underwater generator

permanent-magnet generator provides three-phase AC power
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Output 250 – 5000 W
Dimensions Length: 2640 mm
Width: 1120 mm
Height: 1120 mm
Rotational Speed 90 – 230 rpm
Weight 300 kg
Number of rotor blades 3
Rotor ø 1000 mm
    Specifications:
  • The permanent-magnet underwater generator provides AC power
  • Expandable system with multiple turbines
  • Available as an off-grid solution, grid connected and hybrid version
  • Scope of delivery and specifications can be adapted to special projects
  • Max. power output at 3.1 m/s
  • The turbine placed on the bottom of the river/canal

    Anchorage dependent on:

  • Hydrological characteristics (for ex. riverbed type: rock, sand, etc.)
  • Ship traffic/kayak/tourism
  • Amount/type of flotsam/debris

    Requirements:

  • Min. river depth: 1.1 m
  • Min. river wide: 1.2 m
  • Injection point: max 500 meters distance from turbine
Output curve of the generator
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