Clean, renewable hydrokinetic energy recovery for drinking water, wastewater and industrial infrastructure.
Building a smart and sustainable water grid
Rentricity is a renewable energy company that generates electricity from untapped pressure in drinking water pipes. Rentricity works with municipal and industrial water facilities, helping them to generate clean, renewable electricity from an otherwise wasted resource.
How it changes the world
Rentricity’s products enable water utilities with the means to become energy independent. Rentricity’s installations take advantage of pre-existing flows within municipal water systems, generating clean, renewable electricity from a previously wasted resource.
One such installation, for Keene, New Hampshire’s water utility, has rendered its facility completely energy-independent, and, in fact, that utility now gets a check back from the power grid each month from the sale of excess power. This project has been nominated for Technology Project of the Year by American Water Intelligence, and Rentricity will compete for that prize in November as well.
Rentricity’s installations also feature the capacity to power enhanced smart water monitoring sensors, providing water operators with an added level of intelligence that will optimize operations. In short, this is the type of innovation that will modernize 20th century infrastructure, advancing it into the 21st century.
If you win?
If we win at the Global Forum in November, the cash and in-kind services awarded will allow Rentricity to further ramp its operations, helping it to strengthen the intellectual property portfolio so vital to raising a successful venture capital round. The added publicity will also help to raise more awareness as to the inherent benefits with in-pipe hydro.
Memorable Cleantech Open moment?
Interestingly, Rentricity has received two separate inquiries from water utilities in Massachusetts since being selected as a Northeast Regional Finalist in the Cleantech Open. This may not have been coincidental.