Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a company founded by Microsoft founder billionaire Bill Gates, has received an $ 11 million investment in Natel Energy. Natel Energy works on a turbine where water is used as renewable energy.
Microsoft's founder Bill Gates announced that he supports a new hydropower technology that claims to have changed the way water uses in renewable energy. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, another company founded by Gates, did Natel Energy With an investment of $ 11 million together with Schneider Electric company. Natel Energy, together with its self-produced 'Restoration Hydro Turbine' (RHT), makes plants more effective and reduces the effects on fish and other environmental factors.
According to the turbines normally used in the system used in rivers 20% less costly is said to be. This is another feature that distinguishes this project from other turbines and increases the chances of its use. In addition, the company has increased the chances of attracting customers, claiming that it is safer for fish, one of the most important of many projects. We do not yet know whether this claim is true or not.
A pilot RHT facility was established:
A pilot RHT facility was established in Maine, and currently at the moment is known to work. This facility meets the power needs of a restaurant and school and even sends much power to the network.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures said about Natel Energy: "Hydro has long been considered the best renewable energy source. If not, it will have huge losses to capitals and wild life will put it at risk. This high performance hydroelectric turbine, which Natel patented, he handles both problems intelligently. " One of these 2 problems is related to the cost of the turbines while the other is not to harm the environment.
According to the statements made, this system can be used to strengthen existing facilities or it can be developed and used in different places. This means that Natel has the potential to change how water is used as renewable energy. At this point, the company is In the development of RHT stated that it will be used.