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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.

 

TECHNOLOGY

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  

 

APPLICATIONS

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.

 

PARTNERS

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Municipal partner interested in our Smart City solution

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Real estate developer ready to deploy SPEAR as part of the RiverPark II landmark project

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Advisory partner for grants and financing

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Public port operator interested utilizing SPEAR for electrified berthing space.

 
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“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.”


Tatiana Kratochvíľová

Deputy Mayor of Bratislava – the Capital City of the Slovak Republic, EU

 

R&D CONSORTIUM

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CFD Simulations, Power Output Physics

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Hydrophobic and Biofouling Nanocoating development

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Vessel Design and Hull Optimization

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Shipbuilding, Heavy Construction

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Electronics & Generators

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Engineering, Precision Mechanics

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Energy Data Analytics

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Energy Management, Control Systems

 

TEAM

CORE TEAM

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MARTIN SICHMAN

Founder, Inventor,

CEO

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MICHAL KOVACS

Co-Founder, Head of Advisory Board
Business & Regulatory Afairs

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MAREK DORDA

Project & Grant Management,
COO

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JAN MAZUR

Co-Founder,
Legal & IPR

 

BROADER TEAM

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ANTONIN SAMAL

Engineer

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MILOTA SIDOROVA

Urban & Smart City Specialist

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BORIS MELUS

Design

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JULIA MOLCANOVA

Graphic Design

 

ADVISORY BOARD

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ADRIAN VYCITAL

Financial Advisor
IPM

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MARIO VIRCIK

Financial Advisor
IPM

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MARIA BIELIKOVA

Machine learning, AI
KInIT

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FEDOR GÖMÖRY

Electrical Engineer 
SAV

 
 
SPEAR hydro Prototype 1:4 on the River Danube

SPEAR hydro Prototype 1:4 on the River Danube

SPEAR hydro team

SPEAR hydro team

SPEAR Vision

SPEAR Vision

SPEAR hydro Prototype Generator Module 1:4

SPEAR hydro Prototype Generator Module 1:4

SPEAR hydro team photoshoot

SPEAR hydro team photoshoot

Marek, Martin, Michal - the heart of Archee team

Marek, Martin, Michal - the heart of Archee team

Martin Sichman during interview in the Morning News, RTVS

Martin Sichman during interview in the Morning News, RTVS

FTRNW 2019 startup awards conference

FTRNW 2019 startup awards conference

Slovak Embassy Norway visit

Slovak Embassy Norway visit

NCD 21: Slovak Design Award in New Horizons

NCD 21: Slovak Design Award in New Horizons

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

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SLOVAK DESIGN AWARD 2021

NEW HORIZONS

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SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 1 2020

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KET4CP 2020
RESEARCH GRANT

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CLIMATE DAY 2020 
1ST PLACE

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CHALLENGER ACCELERATOR
2021 FINALIST

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V4 BOOTCAMP 2021
2ND PLACE

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POWERUP 2018
3RD PLACE

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SBA EXPERT GRANT 2019

 

GET IN TOUCH

Archee, Ltd.

Račianska 78

831 02 Bratislava

Slovakia

+421 903 860 662

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