Increasing Performance

Full-Scale Prototype Unit Research

  • —Predict and test unit design configurations for optimal performance
  • —Test operating characteristics under actual river flow conditions
  • —Develop and test next-level efficiency enhancing designs

Decreasing Costs

Manufacturing / Assembly / Installation Objectives

  • —Modular unit construction
  • —Single truck transportability / Single-point crane lift
  • —Assess utilization of biologically-inert composite materials
  • —Incorporate flexibility for single unit design for multiple dam configurations
  • —Design for ease of maintenance and enhanced river safety


  • —Establish initial turbine / impeller / housing design for prototype based on CSU research
  • —Secure non-equity government grants
  • —Secure contracts to develop CADD designs, parts manufacture, and assembly of prototype
  • —Establish final electrical interconnection and commercial details with the City of Hamilton, Ohio for prototype installation
  • —Secure Environmental, Corp of Engineers and regulatory permits required
  • —Secure Engineering Services contract to design-build-install electrical interconnections for prototype
  • —Construct interconnection and communications
  • —Begin commercial operation and ongoing testing of prototype