KCT Harnesses Earth's rotational power

Most hydro plants use gravity alone as a driving force. KCT uses gravity combined with the kinetic energy of Earth's rotation. This makes KCT more efficient and allows higher yields from sites that could not otherwise be utilised

KCT benefits


Zero greenhouse gas emissions
Zero interference with water flow
Zero interference with water life


Removable and transportable
Installable next to or within waterway
Can be retrofitted to existing scheme.

Scaleable & Economical

Scalable: various sizes and configurations
Output increases with vortex size
Minimal maintenance and management

Kouris Centri Turbine Advantages


  • Minimum falling height
  • Efficiency at low heights projects
  • Vortex regulation
  • Water quality
  • Environmental impact
  • Ability to decentralize
  • Hydro-plant augmentation
  • Overflow issues, flow imposition
  • Low-load efficiency
  • Flow restrictions
  • Increased power under load
At the absolute minimum, KCT needs at the very least a height differential of 0.6m depending on the flow rate. We are currently conducting further research and testing its ability to produce power using the least available height and flow rate available.
Multiple units can be installed in parallel in larger sites, or in conjunction with existing hydroelectric installations. KCT units can also be installed in a series along a bank following the descent of the stream. KCT is very flexible and we're constantly experimenting with placement options so please get in touch if you want to find out more.
The maintenance requirements for a KCT installation are most likely the lowest in the industry. As the KCT turbine moves in a circular motion with the spiralling water, unlike impulse turbines, the metal fatigue is dramatically reduced. Coupled with a long life expectancy of 40-50 years, KCT is probably the most attractive option for practically maintenance-free production making it a superb option for very remote sites.
Initial findings show that not only KCT does not harm the environment in any way, but it also seems to bring certain benefits to it. Besides having zero emissions, pollutants or demanding maintenance, KCT also appears to introduce oxygenated particles into the water. As opposed to dams and other alternatives where the high pressure depletes oxygen from the water, the KCT vortex aerates the water with tiny bubbles of air which has a beneficial impact on water quality and water life. Finally, KCT's rotating blades are harmless to any fish travelling downstream.
Both. KCT can work on the grid and completely independently / off the grid.
Yes, it can in most instances. KCT can be installed along existing installations augmenting production without requiring major modifications to existing sites. Get in touch to find out more.
The output is a function of the site's properties, namely the fall height and the water flow. Currently KapaLamda produces KCT units for 0.5kW, 1kW, 1.5kW, 1.8kW, 3kW, 5kW, 10kW, 15kW, and 20kW output. Refer to the nominal power chart and models for more information.
KCT can be installed at sites with small fall heights where other alternatives would fail to operate efficiently. In addition, the units can be installed on their own or in multiples, in series or in parallel, in-line or on the bank. KCT can also be installed in conjunction with existing installations to increase efficiency. We have already implemented KCT both in waterways and in fishery sites and the units can also operate in greywater sites too. The units are not constructed in-situ but offsite and placed on-site, allowing for future mobility and upgrades. KCT can be used off-grid, on-grid or both. Finally, KCT units are produced in various configurations and sizes allowing tailored productivity and future modular upgrades.
KCT produces a very competitive return on investment. Please get in touch with us for an estimate of costs and output for your site.
Kouris Centri Turbine