TURNING THE WORLD'S WATER INTO POWER

We believe energy should propel all of us forward, in a sustainable way.

That's why we developed  VOLTURNUS, a brand new way to harness the untapped power of flowing water on our planet.

OUR PLANET

Our planet's flowing water holds tremendous untapped energy- up to 52 PWhs - that's a third of what we presently use. For reference, the mighty Hoover Dam in the US produces just  .0036 PWhs .

OUR VISION

 

"Empowering societies to create the future they want while protecting the environment we all need" 

OUR PLAN

Deploying Volturnus arrays in rivers and canals into microgrids providing distributed, power for regions- then scaling up to line the continental coasts, providing utility scale power for the whole world.

 

OUR MISSION

VOLTURNUS

 VOLTURNUS is a brand new way to harness the power of flowing water on our planet.

 It starts to generate electricity just by launching & submerging it into rivers, oceans and canals.

Modular 

Mass manufactured, scalable arrays on site

 in modular pods

Economic

Low LCOE

Easy installation

Low maintenance

Reliable

Rugged, hydrodynamic exoskeleton and self clearing design

Self-Clearing

no exposed struts or tube frames that clog and accumulate debris

Rugged Hydrodynamic Form

debris deflecting “rampart”

reliable energy production

Rugged & Reliable

Low profile

only 1 meter tall

deploys in shallow water  expanding site viability

Innovative Design

harnesses both the velocity and weight of the water

Direct Deployment

no onsite construction or altering of the natural environment

Mass Produced

inexpensive materials

modular arrays

Fish Friendly

rounded, sloping fins

no pinch points

Learn more about VOLTURNUS here

APPLICATIONS

Desalination

Purification and desalination to create potable water

Power Utilities

Scaled multi-MW arrays for cities and urban centers

Electric Vehicles

Zero emission charging for electric cars & trucks

Agriculture

Water pumping in remote areas for farming

Microgrids

Plug & Play into other renewable power projects

Backpack

1/4 meter diameter

For people without access to power

10 w 5 V

Microgrids

3 meter diameter

For remote & developing regions

10 kW

Multi-MW Arrays

Continental

8 meter diameter

For cites and power utilities

100+ kW

GW Scale Globally

 

THE TEAM

Verterra Energy was founded in 2010 with a mission to harness the power of flowing water in rivers, oceans and canals to produce abundant clean, reliable power for all the world’s people.

Volturnus is a simple and elegant device that, when submerged in moving water, generates zero emission, baseload electricity. When deployed in “V-Pods” of 5, they create scalable power from 50 kW to multi- MW arrays; ultimately capable of achieving gigawatts of decentralized power globally.

 

Our diverse team brings experience from leading industrial and

Fortune 500 companies like Boeing, GE and Tesla.

Based in Minneapolis, MN Verterra is funded by mission driven investors and is currently collaborating with the US Army Corps of Engineers on an advanced microgrid project. 

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MEDIA

 
 

Dr. Luther Aadland, PhD | River Ecologist in the DNR Division of Ecological Services and Waters

"...this may be one of the most environmentally friendly means of power production I’ve seen."

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CONTACT

Tel: 612-349-9865    General: info@verterraenergy.com   Press: jake@verterraenergy.com

 
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