SMART Turbine

Smart Hydro Power Turbine

Designed by Smart Hydro Power, the SMART turbine is designed for rivers, featuring a reinforced debris protection and a patented anchoring system.

Product description Brand name and product description

Designed by Smart Hydro Power, the SMART turbine is a turbine designed as a horizontal axis “in-stream” turbine for generating power from the kinetic energy of flowing water. This product was developed to be low-cost while minimizing negative environmental impacts. Additionally, it is highly adaptable to different stream conditions and use cases both on the grid and off. A video is available about the engineering behind the device.

The company is based in Feldafing (Garatshausen) in Germany.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Smart Hydro Power has projects in all continents and has prioritized the productive use of sustainable decentralized electrification solutions. Interview with representative

Specific countries include India, Nigeria, Peru, Pakistan, U.S., Canada, Indonesia, Germany, Brazil, Colombia, China, Austria, and Switzerland.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Smart Hydro Power is a German company with an international team that designs, fabricates and installs decentralized generation solutions. These renewable energy systems can be enhanced with hydro-kinetic turbines built up in modules. These river turbines can be integrated together with photovoltaics into a complete hybrid system for decentralized electrification. In order to guarantee the most efficient use of energy, these proprietary plants run through an electrical management system with a unique load management and monitoring. Interview with representative

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Prices vary from 2,500 USD to 3,900 USD per kW of power depending on the size of the system installed.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other Micro Hydro Power devices: Mobile Hydro Rotor, Watter Buddy from Energy Systems and Design, T1 and T2 PowerPal Turgo from PowerPal.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Agricultural, independent and microgrids users. Anyone dependent on diesel for off-grid power generation.

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