UNLOCKING THE ENERGY OF RIVERS FOR EVERYONE
SPEAR hydro is a renewable energy hydro power plant that provides clean and stable electricity by harnessing the natural flow of rivers. It is first-of-its-kind solution using a mechanical system of fins located underneath an anchored floating barge. The technology is suitable to be deployed in city centers on any navigable river allowing shipping. Unlike other renewables such solar and wind, SPEAR hydro is a stable source of energy and offers quite an advantage as it is a free-flow, plug and play system with no damage to the ecosystem. SPEAR hydro has offers an open deck for real-estate, commercial or biodiversity options.
SPEAR technology uses internationally patented mechanical system of slow-moving, durable fins propelled by a river stream. Fins are connected to standard generators that produce electricity. Unlike common propellers and turbines, fins don’t clog, can withstand debris, and are safe for wildlife.
These unique characteristics allow long-term deployment in free flow environments that was not possible until now. The technology is installed in a modified river shipping barge and can be towed in and transported to any navigable river. The anchored power plant can be plugged into a local grid network or can be used to charge batteries situated in the hull. The entire system is scalable and modular, being able to provide an output with the maximum nameplate capacity of 190kW.
International patent application WIPO PCT WO2017082832A1 was published on May 18, 2017 with the US patent application approved on May 26, 2020. Other countries and the EU are expected to follow in 2021-2022.
SPEAR 1:4 Prototype tested on the Danube and in the laboratory environment
POWER PLANT ONLY
Allowing for both on-grid and off-grid solutions for electricity distribution companies as well as individual real-estate and industrial customers (top solution for hydrogen producers), offering 24/7 clean energy source with guaranteed pricing, guaranteed access to power grid and generous state incentives across the EU and the US that are likely to persist over the following decades.
POWER PLANT & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DECK DEVELOPMENT
Allowing for a variety of functions ranging from leisure and F&B through hydroponic farming or charging stations for electric cars and boats. (in addition to power generation)
POWER PLANT & PUBLIC REAL ESTATE DECK DEVELOPMENT
Allowing for landmark projects like educational centers promoting environmental consciousness, smart city hubs, expositions, and cultural centers. (in addition to power generation)
MINI POWER DECK
A scaled-down plug-and-play mini power plant powering an anchored ship or pontoon, ideal for humanitarian or leisure application in remote areas.
“Bratislava considers SPEAR Technology to be a promising smart urban innovation that may have a positive technological, social, and environmental impact on the future of our city.”
Deputy Mayor of Bratislava – the Capital City of the Slovak Republic, EU
Co-Founder, Head of Advisory Board
Business & Regulatory Afairs
Project & Grant Management,
Legal & IPR
Urban & Smart City Specialist
Machine learning, AI
SPEAR hydro Prototype 1:4 on the River Danube
SPEAR hydro team
SPEAR hydro Prototype Generator Module 1:4
SPEAR hydro team photoshoot
Marek, Martin, Michal - the heart of Archee team
Martin Sichman during interview in the Morning News, RTVS
FTRNW 2019 startup awards conference
Slovak Embassy Norway visit