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vortex hydrokinetics

Eco-friendly Bladeless Hydraulic Turbine SETUR harnesses energy of low velocity / low hydraulic head water sources as ocean currents, tidal streams, rivers, canals and other sources of hydrokinetic energy.

Turbine SETUR uses vortex phenomenon to generate energy. It can be cost-effectively used either as a standalone self-contained system or within a multi-unit hydro power farm.

Several modifications of turbine have been successfully tested over the years and we now offer its most advanced version.

Since 2008 our turbines have won several prestigious international awards, including E.On Energy Globe Award 2014.




An electric shock can be fatal. High danger due to grid voltage and voltage from the turbine that is operational. Ensure that the turbine is not operational before carrying out any connection work.

Caution should always be used when connecting the SETUR turbine to the electric system. Please read and follow the user's manual, installation and operating instructions provided by the inverter manufacturer.


Incorrect operation or poorly executed work can cause serious injury or damage. Commissioning of the turbine and inverter may only be carried out by trained personnel in accordance with the technical regulations.

Never run the SETUR turbine 'off-load' with the output cables not connected to anything.

Adhere to proper grounding techniques as established by your National Electrical Code.  Your SETUR turbine must be installed in accordance with the local and national codes, rules and regulations. Incorrect installation may void your warranty.

Please use common sense when installing and operating your turbine!


It is the user's responsibility to follow the national and local codes, rules, regulations, as well as the zoning restrictions.

All SETUR turbines are assumed to be installed under the following standard conditions:


  1. Install the inverter (supplied with your turbine) in accordance with your local code. It has to be a safe, dry place, well protected from elements, animals and people. It should be installed as close to the installed turbine as it's safely possible to eliminate electric losses and reduce the cost of cable.
  2. Install the rectifier in accordance with your local and national codes. The rectifier is supplied with your turbine.
  3. Connect the turbine to the rectifier, then the rectifier and the inverter.

Turbines with hermetically sealed generator should be connected via the underwater connector (supplied with turbine). Cable is not provided, and should be purchased from your local hardware store. The distance between the installed turbine and the inverter could vary greatly from project to project.


Ensure that you have followed the cable-sizing requirements to ensure that the correct size of transmission cable has been selected. If a cable of insufficient cross-sectional area is used, heat may build up in the cables causing a potential fire hazard. Using cables of insufficient cross-sectional area may also reduce the power transmission efficiency of the turbine. Always use the largest gauge wires that are practical and affordable. Local, state and/or national electrical codes take precedence over these general recommendations.

4. Install the turbine in or at the source of running water (river, canal, brook, etc.) following some suggestions outlined in the User's Manual. The variety of installation options is endless and depends on your situation and particular local conditions. 

Turbine with hermetically sealed generator must be fully submerged in the water flow to ensure maximum power output. The water flow could also be routed to a turbine via pipes.



5. Each SETUR M inverter is equipped with two Power Outlets, North-American 110V-120V and Universal 220V-240V.

To connect the turbine to your house electric system, install a male power socket in your house and use a male-to-female power cord. The wrong way is to plug a male-to-male (plugs on both ends) power cord into the inverter AC outlet and any wall outlet in your house.

ATTENTION: Make sure the wiring matches = hot to hot, neutral to neutral, ground to ground. If you don't know how to check the wiring, invite a certified electrician.

WARNING: you must always follow your local code.

Alternatively, in case you don't want to connect the turbine to your house electric system, but rather want to supply power directly to a few appliances, plug the appliances into the inverter's power outlets. Make sure their combined power rating doesn't exceed the turbine's rated power.

Inverter could also be equipped with a battery charger which comes useful in case you have a battery-based Uninterrupted Power Supply Back-up System or you just need to charge your car battery.

6. SETUR M Inverter may also be equipped with a Hard Wire Panel to be connected directly to your house AC Panel.

Direct connection to the house AC Panel is the best installation option, especially for bigger SETUR L turbines (required) and optional for SETUR M turbines (not required).

WARNING: We strongly suggest hiring a certified electrician, so everything is done fast, safe, with high quality of workmanship and in accordance with your local rules and regulations.


SETUR-L turbine must be installed by a licensed electrician in accordance with national and local codes, as well as the User's Manual.