Pico-generator

PICOGEN®

Front turbine body

External casing of the turbine that connects to the pipe by standard means.

Front turbine block

Element guaranteeing turbine block tightness, concentrates and accelerates the water flows over the propeller blades.

Propeller & alternator

An alternator with no seals and no grease, immersed in and lubricated by the water. Blades designed to make the most of low speed flows.

The picture above shows the Turbine Front Body, the Turbine Front Block and the Propeller & Alternator.

“We help water system operators to provide quality services

and avoid them management complexity through real time information feedback

with our PICOGEN® standalone power supply solution.”

 

PICOGEN®, energy for intelligent drinking water networks

The PICOGEN® innovation offers access to renewable, available and currently unused energy on the spot, in a move towards a more reasonable energy mix and reasoned consumption.

The PICOGEN® technology, with its multiple patents, broadens the range of possibilities by using energy from low speed flows.

The easy installation and limited maintenance requirements of the PICOGEN® solution result from its stream-lined design, devised to make life easier for users.

The PICOGEN® turbine is a unique response to market needs: it enables autonomous supply of electric equipment throughout the network, even in isolated sites, sites where flow speed is low and sites with a low admissible head loss.

 

A breakthrough innovation to optimise efficiency

The solution comprises:
– An innovative turbine that adapts to the most common pipe diameters.
– A control device or regulator to deliver and optimise electricity production.

PICOGEN® is fitted in-line on water network pipes to supply the various electric devices.

An integrated bypass (patented) to avoid the need for network derivation and to ensure network safety in the event of sudden high flow speeds.

 

 

PICOGEN® documentation

Technical Datasheet (french)

Installation and operations manual (french)

Commercial datasheet (french)

 

Technology

The PICOGEN® technology is based on a patented breakthrough innovation.
This solution offers access to an energy resource that is currently unused, at the actual site of consumption.

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Features

Simplicity

Quick, simple, in-line installation, according to industry standards, on pipes without requiring a bypass.

Adaptability

Adapts to all sites and types of use: electricity is produced even from low speed flows with little head loss.

Robustness

Reduced maintenance by design, no moving seals and no lubrication required.

Autonomy

Access to electricity without needing a connection to the electric grid.

Safety

Built-in safety device to protect the project and its environment, notably against water hammer effects.

Supervision

Real-time monitoring of production and consumption.

Domains
of applications

Water networks

The collection of real-time network data represents a step towards more responsible management of water resources.

Save Innovations provides the energy necessary for optimal management of water networks.

Sailing

Electricity is needed on sail boats to ensure comfort and safety on the water. A renewable energy source is the most responsible navigation option.

Save Innovations has a solution for sailors looking for an alternative source of electricity.

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Industry

The fluids circulating in the pipes on industrial sites are many. On-site production of renewable energy, oriented towards self-consumption, is becoming a non-negligible part of the overall energy mix.

Save Innovations is participating in efforts to open up alternative sources of energy by using low speed flows.

Irrigation

Irrigation systems cover huge areas and cannot always be connected to the electric grid. Electricity produced within the pipes enables control and management of the network.

Save Innovations is participating in efforts to open up alternative sources of energy by using low speed flows.

Case Study

Water networks: Sectorisation

Sectorisation is an efficient means of controlling water leaks. It is essential to have real-time information at key points of the networks.

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Water networks: Collection

It is important to control drinking water quality at source. It is essential to have real-time information on the physical and chemical properties of the water.

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Sailing: Sail boats

Electricity is needed on sail boats to ensure comfort and safety. A renewable energy source is the most responsible navigation option.

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