Electricity for 135 people in Colombia

by Green Empowerment
Sep 10, 2013

A River Turbine Makes Ice!

River turbine installation
River turbine installation

The improved design of the Innocentive-winning river turbine works great with a new group of blades inclined to maximize outputs. As a proven solution, this turbine remains in full use and is 100% maintained by the community. Now, a mechanical refrigeration system built with a car air conditioner could produce ice from the river turbine. Mauricio is looking for investment activities in order to begin production of about 20 or 30 units.

The aquacharger version is working well for the community in Calahorra, and they are confident with the technology. APROTEC support of the system is minimal and often solved with a quick phone call.

Below are some photos from Mauricio at APROTEC--http://www.aprotec.com.co.

Thanks for your support!

River turbine blade
River turbine blade
River turbine in action
River turbine in action

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Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.greenempowerment.org
Project Leader:
Mike Kalkofen
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Portland, Oregon United States

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