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Energy from moving water remains unused

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Issue

Fossil fuel dependency

There is a strong dependency on fossil fuels.

The pumping station at Alphen aan de Maas consumes a lot of fossil energy, yet the potential energy, from the flowing water, is not used.

Solution

EQA-Box

The EQA Box is a water wheel that can be placed at a water pumping station, sewage treatment or weir, and generates energy from flowing water. It is an automatic system that can be linked to an existing operating system and performs real-time water measurements.

Foto EQA-Box

Pros

  • Generates renewable energy and is designed fish friendly.
  • Helps to manage the water level.
  • In case of accidents and/or excessive flow, the system will automatically lift itself .
  • Area can be monitored by using a built-in camera.
  • The system is easy to install and is also applicable in remote and underdeveloped areas.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and energy
  2. Development state 9: Successfully used in operational situation
  3. Water type Surface water
  4. Project period 0-3 months