The benefits of HydroQuest river current turbines

Hydrokinetic turbines made by world market leader HydroQuest are reliable, modular, compact, quick to install and offer multiple benefits:

  • Hydroelectric productionrequiring no water cascades.
  • Predictable, regular and economical energy:– Continuous electricity production.
  • High energy yield:– Hydrokinetic turbine load factor above 40 %, the most efficient of renewable sources of electricity production.
  • Rapid implementation and installation:– Approx. 6 months without major structural work.
  • Resistant to river debrisusing a specific diversion system.
  • Lifetime spanning more than 25 years:– Enabled by the tried and tested materials and manufacturing processes used.
  • Simple operation and maintenance:– Rapid return to surface for dry work.- Automatic screen cleaning process.- Remote monitoring system.
  • Configuration suited to your site:– Modular units, number of levels can be adapted to water depth.- Optimized number and arrangement of turbines according to water currents.
  • Very low impact on the environment:– No impact on flora and fauna- No visual or audible impacts- Construction materials easy to recycle
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Life Time

Over 25 years

Fast implementation and installation

Average 6 months to commissioning

40 or 80 kW

power rating per hydrokinetic turbine with flow speed of 3.1 m/s

120 KW to 5 MW

Installed power in farms

HIGH LOAD FACTOR

65 % to 95 % or 2-4 times higher than solar (21 %) and wind (40 %)

COST OF MWH PRODUCED

€50 to €200 per MWh depending on the site and farm size