Turbulent Vortex Turbine
A 3-100kW micro hydro system that can operate efficiently with a low height difference.
Turbulent’s hydropower system is inspired and powered by the natural phenomenon of a water vortex. The system integrates an intake, turbine, generation device and tailrace. Each vortex turbine delivers 3-100kW, and can operate efficiently with a low height difference. Turbulent generates electricity with a single turbine or multiple turbines, allowing the device to generate as much electricity as if it was on a dam. Turbulent is based in Antwerp, Belgium with additional operations in Santiago, Chile.
Turbulent has a pilot study in Belgium and site research operations in Chile with long term targets across the globe.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Trained individual, a community, business and public sectors. Generally any consumer interested in generating their own energy from a steady source of running water.
Individually crafted prototype phase
Users can obtain the product from the manufacturer if interested during the pilot phase.
The output voltage (in terms of alternating current)
The minimum power output of the system
The maximum power output of the system
The output frequency of the generator in Hz
The minimum required head (in meters) to generate power
The minimum required flow rate (in L/s) to generate power
How many nozzles are in the system
The weight of the system
Whether the product is single or 3-phase
– A single modified kaplan type turbine with the ability to scale to power requirements
– A coanda effect intake screen
– Remote monitoring capabilities with MPPT power electronics
– Modular metallic body with an adjoined HDPE tank
– New dam accessory, dam retrofit, or stream drop in capability
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
– DC to AC Inverters
– Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Filters
– Battery Storage
– Diversion Loads
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