Hydrovolts Inks Prototype Deal with DLZ

9/9/10

Seattle-based small-scale hydropower startup (and McKinstry Innovation Center resident) Hydrovolts said today that it has received a $250,000 investment from U.S.-based civil engineering firm DLZ Corp. to develop a 25 kW hydrokinetic canal turbine for the company. DLZ plans to use the prototype in a hydrokinetic power project on the 14-km Chilla Canal in northern India, which feeds water to a hydropower plant on the Ganges River. Following successful demonstration and delivery of the prototype, DLZ could potentially order an additional 400 turbines from Hydrovolts, at an estimated value of $20 million.

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