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May 8, 2021

Micro-Hydro Provider HeliosAltas Wins ADB’s Technology Innovation Challenge; Receives $200,000 Grant for Clean Microgrid Project

Rivers State, Nigeria: TotalSupport Limited, a recognized leader in production, management, optimization, and distribution of clean energy and renewable systems in West Africa, announces a groundbreaking partnership with HeliosAltas to bring affordable, reliable micro hydropower to the region. With over 590 million people, Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the highest energy poverty rates in the world. More than 50 percent of the population lives without power, relying on firewood, kerosene, or expensive, polluting, small-scale diesel generators. That number rises to nearly 75 percent for people living in rural areas where grid-tied power is unavailable.
June 7, 2019

First Movable Hydropower Technology

The potential of hydrokinetic power has been generating a lot attention in recent years, as the world continues to search for more reliable renewable energy options. While solar and wind are extremely beneficial, and definitely key to the future of renewables, these sources of power are not always as consistent as we may like. In addition, hydropower cannot be overlooked as a source of renewable energy.
June 7, 2019

Hydropower: The Evolution of the Water Wheel

For centuries water has been used not only as a source of sustenance for humans across the world, but as a source of power for countless civilizations. More than 2,000 years ago, people set up waterwheels for the purpose of grinding flour. Since then, waterwheels have played an essential role in generating electricity, powering textile mills, keeping manufacturing plants running and lighting the streets of cities.
June 7, 2019

How Micro-Hydro Can Aid Farmers in Developing Countries

In the majority of developing countries, farmers and plantations do not necessarily have easy access to sources of water which can be used to nourish fields, make crops grow and allow for day-to-day survival. Irrigation canals, while a beneficial way to transport water, only go so far.
June 7, 2019

Benefits of Micro-Hydro

Although hydroelectricity is one of the world's leading sources of renewable energy, many people seem to be entirely unaware of the vast benefits available through micro hydro. This is despite the fact that micro hydro is one of the most basic and consistent types of renewable power. Micro hydro is hydroelectric power on a smaller scale.
June 7, 2019

Bringing Micro-Hydro Energy to Remote Villages

Gaining access to electricity or any other source of energy in a remote village can be next to impossible, unless a significant expense is incurred. The problem is that many people living in remote villages throughout third world countries do not have these types of funds. Even if they did, spending money to bring energy to the area in which they live by installing power distribution lines may not be the way to go.
June 7, 2019

Small Hydro: Tapping Into Europe’s Hydropower Infrastructure

Despite many parts of the country and world experiencing various levels of drought, hydroelectric can still be a source of renewable power from which countless communities can tap into using existing infrastructures. In fact, our company has engineered a way to tap into the benefits of small hydro with very little environmental impact. Through the use of our patented PowerBall and PowerWheel systems, and infrastructures already in place, but not in use, zero emissions energy can begin being generated at low costs and without the need for lengthy construction projects, harmful dams being built or significant water waste.
June 7, 2019

Hydroelectric Power: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

While hydropower is considered to be a source of renewable energy by the federal government, the construction of large hydropower dams has generated a lot of negative press and general opposition in recent months. This doesn't mean all hydro-electric power should be discounted. When it comes to hydroelectric, people need to remember...bigger isn't always better. Small-hydro can harness the untapped potential of this renewable in the United States and around the world with far less risk.