• Innovating Hydropower Technology

    Our hydro units generate useful energy from small water flows

How It Works

Unlike conventional hydropower which requires gravity drop and head pressure for effective operation, Emrgy’s technology optimizes only on the kinetic energy or velocity of the volume of water flowing through a channel. Much like a wind turbine placed underwater, the water flow through Emrgy’s flume causes the twin turbines to rotate and create torque and speed around the shafts. This mechanical power is transmitted through a speed-increasing gearbox to achieve high speed rotation for seamless integration with an efficient electric generator. The concrete flume optimizes water flow to the turbines as well as provides structure and ballast for the entire system.

Learn more about our technology

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Twin Turbine Design

High Efficiency

Self-starting & Bi-directional

Minimal Hydraulic Impact

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Magnetic Gearbox

(still in development)

No Oils or Lubricants

Low Noise

Longer Maintenance Cycle

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EmrgyFlume™

Compact & Robust

Made of Inert Materials

No Civil Works Required

Unlike conventional hydropower which requires gravity drop and head pressure for effective operation, Emrgy’s technology optimizes only on the kinetic energy or velocity of the volume of water flowing through a channel. Much like a wind turbine placed underwater, the water flow through Emrgy’s flume causes the twin turbines to rotate and create torque and speed around the shafts. This mechanical power is transmitted through our proprietary magnetic gearbox to achieve high speed rotation for seamless integration with an efficient electric generator. The concrete flume optimizes water flow to the turbines as well as provides structure and ballast for the entire system. Learn more about our technology below, and contact us to get in touch with an Emrgy engineer.

Advantages

  • Reliable Power Output

    Emrgy’s optimized system is designed for site-specific implementation to produce continuous and reliable power outputs. The plug-and-play nature of the turbine modules is conducive to open-channel water conveyance approach; there is no need for piping and pressurizing of your existing infrastructure. The ease of deployment avoids the needs for excessive staff involvement or work disruption. Electrical subsystem architecture meets IEEE and UL requirements for interconnection (site-specific, requirements will depend on application and location of technology).

  • Sustainable, Renewable

    The low-impact nature of the system generates continuous power without subsidence issues, and for artificial waterways, a given project is technically exempt from cumbersome environmental regulations, both of which are ever-increasing challenges faced by big, traditional hydropower projects. The submerged system is made of inert materials (concrete and stainless steel) that do not negatively impact water quality and the overall design of the system increases the power output of the turbines with minimal hydraulic impact to the existing baseline flow conditions. By capturing the excess energy in the water conveyance system, the turbine modules promote mitigation of the destructive nature of high-energy water (i.e., captures excess energy that usually causes erosion, side walls to rupture, etc.).

  • Cost-Effective

    The entire system is removable by use of crane or forklift for simplified operations and maintenance strategies. Emrgy provides optional maintenance contracts to include preventative maintenance of the system and major overhauls every 5-10 years depending on the power levels continuity of operation. In the planning stages of every project, we pride ourselves in our transparency to customers around expected performance, impacts, and potential risks.

Laboratory and Field-Proven Performance and Testing

Through hundreds of laboratory tests and field installations, Emrgy has extensively verified both system performance and durability on a single-turbine and turbine-array level basis.

Looking for more information or tech specs? Contact us to get in touch with an Emrgy engineer.