It can provide up to 12 kWh of power daily
The Quebec-based company Idénergie has developed a revolutionary river turbine, ideal to power off-the grid properties (such as cabins, vacation homes, RVs, campers) or even remote monitoring systems and villages.
Once submerged under water, the river turbine generates electricity simply from the natural flow of a river. Its installation requires no cranes or heavy machinery: it just has to be lifted and positioned in the river and anchored to the river bed and sides. The river current enables the spinning movement of the turbine which activates a 100% waterproof, electrical generator. The produced energy is then converted into electricity thanks to an embedded smart converter. The system can provide up to 12 kWh daily - the energy a small home needs. In fact, at high velocity, the river turbine can produce the power equivalent of up to 12 250-watt solar panels! For greater power needs though, multiple turbines could also be installed and connected to the same battery bank. The low maintenance turbine is designed to perform even in shallow depths and low velocity flows. Many might wonder whether it is harmful for the aquatic fauna, but according to scientific studies, the river turbine is ecosystem friendly, posing no harm to the river's environment. For those interested in buying, the turbine is available online, at a price of $9,875.00.