ABOUT CAPTA HYDRO
Capta hydro was founded in Santiago, Chile in 2015 with the goal of developing innovative solutions that help solve important environmental problems, from Chile to the world.
Begginings: Hydrokinetic turbine for artificial canals, without falls.
Our first development was a hydrokinetic turbine designed to operate in artificial canals, without falls. The' goal is to be the best technology to capture this un-tapped resource and provide clean distributed renewable energy to the agricultural industry.
Now: remote monitoring and control solutions for smart water management
As a consequence of being in constant contact with irrigation canal administrators in Chile, we learned that their first and foremost priority was the need to improve the efficiency of their water delivery systems. After researching the market and problem, we decided to focus on developing telemetry and gate automation solutions designed specifically for the developing world.
However, we also learned that the current solutions in many cases were not delivering the expected benefits, either due to design, quality or cost problems...
This situation had limited their implementation in Chile and in other developing countries, even though close to 50% of the water worldwide for human use is distributed through irrigation channels and these generally have high levels of inefficiency, with losses of water of 50% or more.