Power & Water for Communities
1.3bn people in rural areas are without electricity. 663m people are without clean drinking water.
Lack of access to reliable and affordable sources of energy and safe drinking water are both recognised as a significant block on wellbeing, economic growth and poverty reduction for many communities.
Crossflow Energy intends to help drive progress in this area by providing off-grid and mini-grid energy solutions for remote communities. Providing hybrid-energy solutions combining the innovative Crossflow turbine with solar and battery storage in single, easy-to-transport modules will create cost-effective opportunities for local communities to access clean and affordable electricity. The Crossflow Energy turbine can also be used to pump clean, fresh water.
Back-up for disaster relief, refugee & military camps
Securing an affordable, temporary supply of electrical power is vital for disaster relief and refugee camps. Power is needed to provide vital services for communities living in temporary camps. It is needed for communications, refrigeration, for medical services and to power pumps to deliver clean water.
Crossflow Energy is developing containerised hybrid-energy solutions that will offer an affordable, clean source of power needed for communications, refrigeration, medical services and to power pumps to deliver much needed clean water. Many rely on noisy and expensive diesel generators. Designed for easy-transportation, the Crossflow Turbine offers a lower visual and noise profile and lower radar signature. It is also able to operate in extreme conditions and will continue to generate power in even the most turbulent wind conditions, making it ideally placed as part of a hybrid-energy solution for temporary camps.
Military expeditionary base camps also rely on diesel, which increases the camp’s running costs and may also increase the security risks associated with supplying diesel in hostile locations.
Clean solutions for heavy industry
Mining and other heavy industries, such as smelters and steelworks require a reliable source of power – electricity costs can make up a significant proportion of their operating costs. In many countries, industrial growth is constrained by poor quality or unreliable power supplies. There is also pressure on industrial operations to reduce their carbon output. This is particularly challenging in regions where diesel is the only viable alternative. Reliance on diesel brings further uncertainty, exposing operations to fluctuating oil prices.
Across the world, industrial operators are looking for affordable and clean alternatives.
The Crossflow Turbine, in combination with solar and battery storage will offer a source of clean power for generating electricity to power industrial growth. It can also be used mechanically to power pumps.