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e. clean energy start-up using satellite technology to bring easy, clean and cheap energy on a consumer scale
Hydropower is a stable source of renewable energy. Its constant production of electricity has some clear advantages over variable renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.
Ever improving turbine technologies make it possible to generate power from smaller rivers and lower drops without the need to construct dams or reservoirs. These turbines can often generate enough power for several households or a small community.
Small scale hydropower is a great source of cheap and locally generated energy, causing minimal impact on its environment. So what's holding us back?
Currently hydropower schemes and projects tend to be very bespoke and unique to their location. This means a lot of preparation is required before a turbine can actually be installed, regardless of the size, impact or return of the scheme.
Thousands of pounds are charged by consultants analysing the suitability of land for hydropower
Complex permits and environmental impact assessments are required for all hydropower installations, small or large
A large amount of time and money will have been invested before any of the benefits are realised
Stroom will make it as easy and cheap as possible for landowners and communities to generate their own electricity in a sustainable way. We will use machine learning techniques on satellite imagery to automate and standardise all the preparatory work.
Automatic identification of sites suitable for small scale hydropower and matching with the right turbine
Automatic preparation of permit applications and environmental impact assessments
Ready to go when you are, Stroom will file the permits, buy the turbine and contract the installation