Startup Profile


Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Aquapower - Affordable and clean energy in existing water pipe

The Problem:

Untapped energy in existing water networks.

The Solution:

Aquapower installs micro-hydro turbines in existing water pipes, transforming excess pressure into electrical energy that can be then used by our clients or sold to the electric network.

The Differentiator:

The hydroelectric energy offered by Aquapower allows the generation of distributed energy, in any city in the world, regardless of geographic conditions of sun or wind

Biggest Achievement:

Project pipeline 270,627USD Incubated by COPPE (UFRJ) Quoting projects in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil

Programme themes:

Renewable Energy

Team members:

Franco Vernazza

CEO & Founder

Gonzalo Lampon