• ES-2010-L_17006245_Stromboje.jpg Stromboje 3, Scale 1:5, Aqua Libre Energieentwicklungs GmbH, 2015, übernommen von der Bilek + Schüll GmbH, 2017, © Technisches Museum Wien
  • ES-2010-L_17006248_Stromboje.jpg Modell einer Stromboje 3, Maßstab 1:5, Aqua Libre Energieentwicklungs GmbH, 2015, übernommen von der Bilek + Schüll GmbH, 2017, © Technisches Museum Wien
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Stromboje

This is an Austrian development in small-scale hydroelectric power that adopts a different approach to massive interventions in the river landscape combined with high investment costs. Barely visible from the outside the Stromboje, or river buoy, does all its work just beneath the surface of the water, supplying electricity for some 70 households. It is securely anchored to the riverbed and adapts to the changes in water level. In the event of flooding, it simply submerges itself and is not damaged as a result.

A Stromboje has a rated output of 70 kW, so several are often installed one behind the other in the river. Shipping is not affected; the river landscape is not impacted; and fish are not affected either. The water inlet is protected by a self-cleaning rack made of steel cables sheathed in PE to ensure that no aquatic animals, people or flotsam come into contact with the rotor.



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