Idénergie has specialized in renewable energies for several years. It has invested heavily in solar energy, but now it has a different new product, a hydroelectric turbine for rivers.
There are different ways to produce green energy. Solar or wind energy are the best known, but not the only ones. Today, it is already possible to find compact solar or wind designs suitable for home use.
For its latest product, Idénergie has chosen to focus on another source of energy: water.
After several years of research and development, the company finally brings to light a hydroelectric turbine capable of powering a house.
The device is a simple turbine built on a stainless steel frame, with interchangeable blades. The application is very simple – just place it on the course of a river to make it work. The water will move the turbine and start generating power. It is designed to be effective in shallow water and at low speeds.
It is made up of two Darrieus-type turbines, a turbine model chosen for its ease of installation and manufacture. They can adapt to a water depth of only 60 cm and a minimum speed of 1 m/s. Their other great quality is the type of blades that make them up. They are inexpensive to produce, easy to replace, and easy to ship if broken.
Simply connect the device to your electrical circuit to get free energy.
The current of the river allows the rotating movement of the turbines, which drive the generator. The resulting energy is converted into electricity using the integrated smart converter. This converted energy is transmitted to the batteries via an electric cable. The batteries are recharged 24 hours a day and, from there, an inverter transforms the direct current (24-48 V DC) into alternating current (120 V AC) to power the electrical appliances.
In terms of production, this turbine is capable of producing 12 kWh per day, or enough electricity to power a small home. A value very close to the average household in Europe. Even with a minimum capacity, the device produces enough energy to maintain common household appliances, such as a refrigerator, television, computer and lighting.
The company claims that a single river turbine at maximum capacity is capable of producing as much energy as 12 photovoltaic solar panels. In addition, the Canadian generator represents an annual saving of 50% compared to the maintenance costs of a gasoline generator.
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Installation is simple, low maintenance and has the option of network installation.
Installation is done in half a day thanks to simple electrical connections. It can be disassembled for easy transport to the most remote corners of the world, then assembled in the desired location. Its quick and easy installation requires only two people and a few hours.. Several can be networked for larger energy needs. Several can be installed in the same stretch of river and linked together in a single bank of higher capacity batteries in order to supply a facility with greater energy needs and even a small isolated community.
Shaftless and 100% airtight technology prevents any water intrusion into the generator housing, limits maintenance and ensures a long turbine life.
In addition, the device is mainly made of metals such as aluminum and other environmentally friendly components, which makes the turbine the most environmentally friendly of all renewable energy products available. These materials do not react with the environment and are easily recyclable, ensuring lasting value at the end of their useful life.
The hydroturbine is equipped with an intelligent converter that allows better control of energy production by automatically regulating the rotation speed, thus providing maximum power.
With freely suspended turbines, the absence of an external structure and rotation mechanism reduces the risk of debris accumulation.
The turbine starts automatically and can be monitored remotely.
Idénergie has developed a new underwater electric generator technology, very efficient at low speeds and completely sealed, thanks to an innovation that eliminates the transmission shaft between the turbine and the generator. Its impermeability limits the necessary maintenance and guarantees a long life of the product in any type of water. In addition, an integrated variable speed drive located inside the generator housing allows for optimal electricity conversion, optimal rotational speed control, automatic turbine start-up, continuous power optimization, the possibility of remote monitoring, emergency braking, etc.
Installing the turbine requires only three people with little or no experience. No cranes, no modification of the river bed and no expensive civil works are necessary. The kit can be shipped anywhere in the world, disassembled in a box, and assembled by the river with just Allen keys.
More information and purchase: idenergy.ca