The Kirby Mill
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Since 2014, our office and manufacturing facility, located in Mansfield, Connecticut, have been 100% powered by NuSTREEM hydropower turbines.
We invite you to come tour the facility and see them in operation!
NuSTREEM is an innovative hydroelectric equipment manufacturer based in Mansfield, CT
We are a pioneering hydroelectric equipment manufacturer based in Mansfield, Connecticut. Our founder recognized that future growth in the U.S. small hydropower sector would rely on new, modular, intelligent generation equipment and innovative deployment platforms with minimal environmental impacts. Building on that insight, NuSTREEM has developed new turbine technology partnered with advanced control technology and an inventive standardized project deployment application.
Our journey began by putting this new technology to work at our headquarters and manufacturing facility at Kirby Mill in 2014. With the installation of our turbines, the facilities have been 100% powered by clean, renewable generation from hydropower. A second turbine installation in Massachusetts was also brought online in 2014. NuSTREEM now seeks to expand its reach and increase deployments across the Northeast and throughout the country. Our technologies not only open up sites for new small hydropower projects, but can also be used at existing projects, large and small, to reduce outages and increase the efficiency and output of the facility.
Our team believes in our products, not only in their ability to make an economic difference to our customers, but also in their ability to be at least a partial answer to the responsible power-generation needs of our community and our world. We provide an extremely efficient machine to extract clean energy from a renewable resource with minimal impact to the environment.
Not only are we passionate about renewable energy, and the benefits hydropower may provide, it gives us great satisfaction to work with small hydropower systems -- whether they be associated with an irrigation district, old mill/old mine, remote community, or some other location, endeavor or project. Regardless of how you refer to the products we provide to your independent hydro plant or run of the river hydropower system, i.e., "water turbine generators," "hydroelectric generators," "hydro generators," or "hydroelectric turbine generators," we have the solution to meet your particular needs.
Vision & Mission
Climate change, and the need to reduce carbon emissions, is the pressing environmental issue of our time. NuSTREEM believes hydropower has a significant role to play in meeting our nation’s clean energy and climate goals with significant growth opportunities. Advances in technology now allow for a new generation of small hydropower projects previously untapped as well as increased generation at existing facilities.
Our mission is two-fold:
1) To increase the economic feasibility of new, sustainable, small hydropower development.
2) To improve the efficiency of existing hydropower projects, both large and small.
NuSTREEM produces modular, standardized, digital, continuously-optimizing and easily-maintainable hydropower equipment and project platform design concepts. Our innovative products and equipment eliminate the need for a dam, offer a decentralized generation capability, and incur minimal environmental impact, with low setup and procurement costs.
NuTECH™ Controller - optimizes turbine performance with any change in conditions, such as water level and flow variability, turbine wear, blockages, and more. Recent testing has shown up to a 20% improvement in power generation.
NuTURBINE™ - a modular, low-head design for projects 75kW to 250kW depending on site needs that can also be combined to fit much larger site requirements.
NuCONTAINER™ - a standardized design utilizing ISO shipping containers, including the NuTURBINE, to provide a modular pre-built system that minimizes installation and site costs.
Uniquely Qualified Design Team
NuSTREEM’s hydropower products were conceived and originally designed by an extraordinarily successful team of machine designers from the aerospace industry. Having been entrenched in designing machines that must work without fail and with super high efficiency, they brought the ultra-modern world to hydro equipment design. On staff mechanical and electrical engineers provide the NuSTREEM team with years of technical & machining experience.
Manufacturability As A Focus
The design team focused on finding US based vendors using common tools and equipment, thereby allowing us to deliver hydroelectric power equipment rapidly and bypass the difficulty caused by having a few rare nondomestic vendors capable of sourcing parts. The entire design was conceived using common parts, common sourcing, common fabrication methods, common assembly equipment and ease of movement for the logistics of delivery.
Long Term Support & Improvement
All the key attributes of our products were designed and conceived within our company, we enjoy continued long term control of the product and its evolution. This eliminates the need to go back to the original designer, or source, if the product is scaled or evolves and adapts to other applications. We also offer rapidly deployed field support service so we can be on the ground, any where in the world to support your needs.
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