TURNING THE WORLD'S WATER INTO POWER™
Our planet's flowing water holds tremendous energy- up to 52 PWhs - that's a third of what we presently use. For reference, the mighty Hoover Dam produces .0036 PWhs .
"Empowering societies to create the future they want while protecting the environment we all need"
Deploying Volturnus arrays in rivers and canals in developing regions where base-load power is most needed- then scaling up to line the continental coasts, providing utility scale power.
Volturnus combines the mass production and arrayed deployment of solar with the baseload power of a dam
Mass manufactured, scalable arrays on site
in modular pods
Rugged, hydrodynamic exoskeleton and self clearing design
no exposed struts or tube frames that clog and accumulate debris
Rugged Hydrodynamic Form
debris deflecting “rampart”
reliable energy production
Rugged & Reliable™
only 1 meter tall
deploys in shallow water expanding site viability
harnesses both the velocity and weight of the water
no onsite construction or altering of the natural environment
rounded, sloping fins
no pinch points
Learn more about Volturnus here
Purification and desalination to create potable water
Scaled multi-MW arrays for cities and urban centers
Zero emission charging for electric cars & trucks
Water pumping in remote areas for farming
Plug & Play into other renewable power projects
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 team includes experienced, altruistic, entrepreneurial people from Boeing, GE, Tesla, DOE, ORPC and Honeywell.
Based in Minneapolis, MN Verterra is funded by mission driven investors and is currently focusing on commercialization followed by international deployments.
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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