Hydrokinetic Turbines for Energy efficiency management - Energy - Hydro Power
Predictable and reliable, hydrokinetic energy is a promising lever for the energy transition. HydroQuest has studied opportunities for hydrokinetic turbine development since 2010. Our ambition is to become a global reference in the development of innovative technology to harness hydrokinetic resources. This is a new alternative energy supply as promoted by the Energy Transition law to encourage renewable growth.
Our core activity illustrates the potential and promises of low-carbon energy sources and drives us to fulfill the inalienable right for every person to have access to energy..
Rivers, seas and oceans occupy over 70 % of the planet’s surface. River and marine resources represent a truly considerable untapped energy potential. Our expertise in harnessing their currents can produce a constant supply of energy, 24/7.
Predictable and economical, energy generated by hydrokinetic turbines does not require the capture and release of water, nor heavy infrastructures.
The currents formed by straights, coastlines, capes or estuaries and their tidal nature offer a significant source of kinetic energy that HydroQuest hydrokinetic turbines can convert into clean, renewable energy.
Predictable and reliable, hydrokinetic energy is a promising lever for the energy transition.
Hydrokinetic energy production can complement intermittent renewable energy sources to provide a viable alternative with specific benefits:
- Predictable,endless and non-disruptive supply of energy connected to a simplified network
- Rapid deployment 6 – 8 months for river current systems without civil engineering needed
- High-performance energy efficiency with a load rate well above wind or solar farms
- A modular and decentralized structure to better harness the energy
- A minimum lifetime of 25 years,
- Smart recycling: HydroQuest hydrokinetic turbines are built using recyclable materials
- An environmental impact so limited as to be insignificant.
HydroQuest marine current and river current turbines are designed to be operated in farms of several tens of units together.
A strategic agreement links HydroQuest to the CMN group. This partnership delivers optimized management of the current turbine construction process and helps us meet our quality requirements.
Furthermore, HydroQuest has several decades of experience in past sub-aquatic technologies, offshore oil&gas and wind turbines, which all support its development of new technologies.