Lucid Energy, a provider of renewable energy systems and pioneer in the development of in-pipe hydropower, has announced the commercial availability of the LucidPipe™ power system. According to the company, this new renewable energy system:
- Enables large users of energy and water — such as municipal water and wastewater, agricultural and industrial facilities — to produce clean, reliable, low-cost electricity from their water pipelines.
- Is a patented, vertical axis, spherical turbine that captures energy from fast-moving water inside of large, gravity-fed water and effluent pipelines, without impacting operations.
- Has the potential to be deployed across North America and around the world, as Lucid Energy is actively working with Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and other partners, including CH2M Hill, Johnson Controls, Siemens, Honeywell and Northwest Pipe Company to commercialize the technology.