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A revolutionary HYDRO POWER technology to sustainably exploit super-low-head water steps

Project description

Hydropower goes small to make a big splash

One of the oldest, simplest and consistent forms of renewable energy is hydropower – watermills have been around since ancient times. Today, it’s the largest source of renewable energy in the world. There is potential to move beyond large-scale dams. A microhydropower system that uses the natural flow of rivers with interconnected small turbines that generate up to 100 kilowatts of electricity each to form an energy solution up to a few megawatts. The EU-funded Turbulent project is developing a cost-efficient microhydropower plant designed to use a very low head stream without impact. It does not require a dam and is smaller, lighter and easier to install and maintain. The aim of the project is to promote microhydropower and expand the technology in the EU and abroad.

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Net EU contribution
€ 2 458 050,00
Wijgmaalsesteenweg 6
3012 Wilsele

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 053 450,00