Smart Hydro Power (SHP) designs and produces small hydropower plants that work with the run of rivers only. The technology is standardized and easily scalable. Although qualifying as “green” the products are positioned as cost-efficient alternative for decentralized electrification along rivers. Market volume in emerging countries like Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia or Indonesia is estimated at over $1 billion per year. More developed markets like Canada or Germany add a much smaller, but less price sensitive market niche. The markets are primarily addressed via local partners with the ability to sell large volumes towards government agencies or utilities serving electrification projects. As assembling can be done locally non-product related costs like transportation or taxes can be reduced and the product can be introduced as “German technology produced at home”. This supports acceptance. First partnerships in Indonesia, Peru and Brazil are settled, others are in negotiation. These partnerships are no licensing agreements; SHP manages product development, production and the global brand. The combination of a global sales approach in all major markets and a product which comes plug & play at a competitive price gives Smart Hydro Power a USP in a market which only starts to be fully developed.
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