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This Water Turbine Harvests Electricity from Slow-Moving Water in Remote Locations Without Power

This Water Turbine Harvests Electricity from Slow-Moving Water in Remote Locations Without Power

Waterotor Energy Technologies Inc. is an efficient and economic renewable energy solution that is especially useful in remote locations worldwide that don’t have power. Waterotor uses marine-safe water turbines to affordably harvest electricity from very low-speed rivers, canals, and ocean currents – with a water flow that’s 2mph to over 6mph.

Founded in 2011, Waterotor uses its pioneering patented hydrokinetic technology that converts over 50% of the available energy in slow-moving water. Its exceptional performance runs 24-hours-a-day, unlike solar energy. This also stems from its innovative features that encompass its rotor and were developed and refined in a NASA wind tunnel.



The heavy-duty rotor blades have curved surfaces on both sides of the blade, which creates a “high drag and high lift to be generated simultaneously.” As a result, it delivers a higher power at slow-moving water speeds. Waterotor also notes, its optimum performance is around 6.5 km/h (1.79 m/sec) 4 mph, whereas its competitors need at least 11km/h (3 m/sec) or 6.6 mph or higher speeds.

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