The global small hydropower market is poised to exhibit a robust growth between 2018 and 2026. The global hydropower business is accounted for approx. $ 65 billion in 2018 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% to reach $98 billion by 2026.
“There are ample opportunities generated by the small hydropower segment” says Andrea Stevanin, Marelli Motori Product Marketing Manager,” this is a very competitive market and our R&D is focusing on developing generators which are increasingly performing”.
Our generators for these specific applications can reach up to 11.000 kVA output power. All manufacturing phases are carried out in-house, including the crucial process of final testing which is performed in our HQ (Vicenza, IT).
We have just completed an 18 pole generator (4040 kVA - 50Hz) which will be installed in a hydropower plant located in Ravenna, Italy. The generator has a total mass below 42 tons, totally enclosed cooling and a dual side symmetrical ventilation system with air-to-water exchanger. The machine will be coupled to a Kaplan turbine in vertical configuration.
This is just one of the tailor-made solutions we develop with our engineering team on a daily basis. Please come to Salzburg and visit us at stand H04, we will be glad to discuss your specific hydropower requirements.