• NAME:-

    NARAYAN BHARDWAJ & BALRAM BHARDWAJ
  • EMAIL:-

    contact@maclec.com
  • MOBILE:-

    8285948337
  • ADDRESS:-

    C-21 Kiran Garden Matiyala Main Road Nawada

Subject:-

Revolutionizing Conventional Dam based Hydro Power Sector through Indigenous Zero Head Hydrokinetic Turbine Technology

Story:-

  1. Start-up Introduction:
As a Private Limited Company, MACLEC started its Startup Journey on 24th December 2014 with a vision to contribute India's Renewable Energy Sector by introducing innovative Indigenous Technologies. In this regard, MACLEC identified the tremendous potential of Hydro power in running water bodies of India and devoted itself to develop indigenous hydro turbine to harness hydro power from running water without making any permanent civil structure or obstruction or diversion in flowing water body. After many years of continuous testing and trials under the guidance of Hydro and Renewable Energy Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, MACLEC conducted 58 Field trials in irrigation canals and river sites available throughout India and Nepal and come up with first of its kind Surface Water Velocity Driven Hydrokinetic Turbine Technology. As per the Technology Development timeline, Development work of SHK Turbines initiated in 2013 and final test of scale up module have been completed in December 2018. Now first pilot installation of 100 kW is underway and technology is ready to get installed anywhere.
  1. The Main Objectives are -
Develop Indigenous Hydrokinetic Turbine Module which can be installed in any kind of running water body without any major civil structure, in floating condition to harness hydro power from surface flow without any environment impact. To introduce an indigenous hydrokinetic turbine module which can be installed in Minimum CAPEX and OPEX in the form of Kilo Watt Level Decentralized hydro Power Plant as well as Centralized Mega Watt Level  Large Scale Hydro Power Plant. To enable all those farmers, villagers, MSMEs, etc. who are situated nearby any running water body (Irrigation canal, River, Hilly Stream or even Large Waste Water Drains of Mega Cities) to generate hydro power from running waters at affordable cost.
Below is the link of our Turbine Technology for your consideration,
  1. How Hydrokinetic could save Environment & Ecology?
India is full of Hydrokinetic Potential, there are more than 250 thousand kilometers long perennial irrigation canals and river network available which can be utilized to harness Several Giga Watt Hydro Power through surface water velocity which is also without any environmental impact. Founders of MACLEC are son of  a small farmer, born and brought-up in a small village and have observed the hardship and struggle villagers and farmers usually face in absence of permanent source of electricity at affordable cost. Keeping their hardship in mind, the founders of MACLEC identified the field of hydrokinetics and invented first of its kind hydrokinetic Turbine Module. Building large hydro dams, Reservoirs is very costlier as the large hydropower projects witnessing displacement of thousands of people from their ancestral place, destroying livelihoods, violating human rights in the name of development leaving them with no alternatives.  Presently millions of displaced people from Hydro-Projects still waiting for justice. Apart from anthropogenic loss, Hydro-Dams permanently destroyed the local environment and contributed in global warming by engulfing major chunk of forest. Solar-Wind-Geothermal-Biomass, etc based Renewable Energy sources are not appropriate to fulfill 24*7 electric need but Hydro power can. The only limitation is Huge cost and associated environmental impact
  1. Utilization of Proposed Technology:
  2. As Micro Grid, Off-Grid, Decentralized Hydro Power Unit (1 kW to 100 kW) to make any village or community energy independent,
  3. As Grid Connected Centralized Hydro Power Plant (100 kW to Several Megawatt) to become alternative of Large Hydro Dams and generate new employment avenues,
iii. Independent Agriculture unit to lift water from canals and rivers by utilizing just velocity of water and replace costly and environment polluting  diesel pumps, electric pumps.
  1. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS:
SHK Turbines is first of its kind indigenous hydro turbine module which harness kinetic hydro power from surface velocity of running waters. There is significant potential of hydro power in flowing streams/canals and rivers in India. Conventional-hydro turbines are not suitable to tap this flowing water potential to generate electricity. The proposed hydrokinetic turbine can harness energy from flowing water with adequate depth, width and adequate water velocity required (>0.5 m/s) available at these sites. The installation of the system requires minimum civil structure for anchoring only and doesn't need big civil structure or diversion of water body from its natural source. The NOVELTY of proposed system is of tapping the surface velocity of the flowing stream and turbine is not submerged in water completely which has been attempted first time. Therefore, it can also be installed on shallow streams. The turbine, generator and other equipment are fitted on a floater and anchored at the banks of the stream through steel ropes. The floater can be adjusted according the water level in the stream without changing its installation. This attempt is the first of its kind in India. Proposed Hydrokinetic Turbine Technology is suitable to address all issues related to distributed generation of Micro and Pico Hydro Power Plants which will help in enhancing the existing hydro power generation capacity without compromising the environmental, ecological and social issues. Hydro is the most promising renewable energy sector and proposed SHK Turbine technology can help this sector to regain its glory for being eco-friendly.
  1. USP-  
  2. Affordability: CAPEX of proposed innovation is around US$1200/kW (Existing Hydrokinetic Turbine's CAPEX lies in the range of US$2000-4500/kW), OPEX of the system is around US$30/kW/year.
  3. Availability: Technology is indigenous and developed locally which make it easy to fabricate, install anywhere in running waters without any specialized technical knowhow & extraordinary machineries.
iii. Accessibility: The proposed innovation is developed by innovator with rural background that is why they have made it easy to accessible for all financially weak sections of the society.
  1. Cost Effectiveness: Proposed innovation is many time cheaper than existing hydrokinetic turbines not only in terms of CAPEX but also in terms of OPEX, Installation, LCOE, etc
  2. Impact of the Technology on the Startup India ecosystem
  India have more than 1.7 Lakh Kilometer long network of perennial rivers and canals, more than 50 major cities are situated near these canals and rivers. Canal and river based irrigation is the most important, most cost effective and preferred form of irrigation in India that is why about half of 165.97 lakh hectare land was irrigated by canals during 2008-09. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Chhattisgarh are some of the major states of India having rivers and canals as their main source of irrigation and allied sector. Commercialization and promotion of SHK Turbines could generate millions of new employment and livelihood options in rural as well as urban regions. As per data, half of the Indian Population is living nearby running water sources such as canals, rivers, hilly streams but due to unavailability of techno-economically feasible technology, they are unable to harness hydrokinetic kinetic energy available in these flowing streams. Proposed innovative turbine technology can change the scenario by enabling those living nearby canals/rivers to harness hydrokinetic energy, round the clock in affordable cost without any environmental impact. In long run, Our Technology shall bring revolution in hydro power sector by reducing the need of constructing more dams/reservoirs/barrages to add hydro power capacity and enhancing the current share of hydro power generation manifolds. Under the new regulations and policies imposed by various environment agencies our technology suits the best and we are assured that in long run our technology shall bring development in millions of families by providing them cost effective, socially acceptable , environmentally sustainable and reliable source of electricity. Proposed Technology shell also reduce climate impact by generating carbon sync. As far as size of Indian Market alone is concerned, then we have personally identified 70 sites with 24757.3 Megawatt Scope in Grid based mega Hydrokinetic Turbine Power Plant Establishment. Moreover proposed technology have huge potential worldwide as well specially in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, South East Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  1. What motivates the founders?
  We are first generation entrepreneur, our father is farmer , we were born and brought up in village at Ratlam Madhya Pradesh. We have seen farmers like our father to struggle for electricity so that they can irrigate their crops. We have spent our childhood where we study in street lights. Develop a solution which can provide 24*7 low cost, sustainable, renewable energy was our dream and since last many years we were working to innovate something dedicated to marginal communities of India in general and whole world in particular. It was our dream to develop simple, affordable, indigenous sustainable solution to solve the problem of those who are at the bottom of the pyramid and we are happy that our innovation SHK Turbine is one its kind. In long run, Our Technology shall bring revolution in hydro power sector by reducing the need of constructing more dams/reservoirs/barrages to add hydro power capacity and enhancing the current share of hydro power generation manifolds. Under the new regulations and policies imposed by various environment agencies our technology suits the best and we are assured that in long run our technology shall bring development in millions of families by providing them cost effective, socially acceptable , environmentally sustainable and reliable source of electricity. Proposed Technology shell also reduce climate impact by generating carbon sync.

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