The small, rolling drum-like device called the Waterotor was created by Fred Ferguson, CEO of Waterotor Energy Technologies. It is capable of harnessing energy from water currents moving at just one to six miles per hour and converts it into electricity.
Waterotor is a breakthrough water energy extraction device. It can be an answer to the global problem of accessible and low-cost electricity. Water Rotor Torque’s induction system can operate nearly everywhere. It can produce high-energy from the slow-moving body of waters. It can work efficiently even in very low water flow speeds as slow as 2MPH.
Waterotor is a proprietary hydrokinetic device that economically generates electrical power from slow-moving ocean currents, waterways, rivers, and streams. It is a high reliability, low maintenance device that can operate for very long periods without the need for an operator, maintenance, and without incremental operating costs. It operates at flow speeds as low as 0.8 m/sec (1.8 mi/hr) with a high efficiency and low-cost output, which is far below existing hydro generators.