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'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 .
"Empowering societies to create the future they want while protecting the environment we all need"
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.
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.
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
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
Rugged Hydrodynamic Form
debris deflecting “rampart”
reliable energy production
Rugged & Reliable™
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
1/4 meter diameter
For people without access to power
10 w 5 V
3 meter diameter
For remote & developing regions
8 meter diameter
For cites and power utilities
GW Scale Globally
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 St. Paul, MN Verterra is funded by mission driven investors and is currently collaborating with the US Army Corps of Engineers on an advanced microgrid project.
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."
MN DNR LETTERS