Coty Church, Owner & Founder of Tap Energy and Winner of the 2023 Regis University Innovation Challenge, Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast

Coty Church discusses micro-hydroelectric turbines.

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The Regis University Innovation Center wants students, faculty, and staff to be successful. That is why Anderson College and the Innovation Center will host the 5th Annual Innovation Challenge this year. This year-long lead-up is a great opportunity to hone ideas, build teams, and connect with potential investors.

The winners will walk away with $10K, $5K, $1K, and co-working space in the Innovation Center with exclusive high-speed Wi-Fi and communicative technology. After the challenge, you will have built a professional network, and an actual business to continue running.

Imagine being able to generate electricity just by using water in our homes and businesses! That’s exactly what micro-hydroelectric turbines do.  These incredible devices harness the power of flowing water to create clean, renewable energy.

What is a Micro-Hydroelectric Turbine?

A micro-hydroelectric turbine is a small machine that converts the energy from moving water into electricity. Unlike large dams, micro-hydro turbines can be installed in rivers, streams, or even in the pipes of a home or building where water flows. They are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional energy sources, as they produce clean and renewable power.

Benefits of Micro-Hydroelectric Turbines

  1. Renewable Energy: By using the power of flowing water, micro-hydroelectric turbines produce clean and renewable energy that doesn’t contribute to air pollution or climate change.
  2. Cost Savings: Once installed, micro-hydro turbines can significantly reduce electricity bills, especially in areas with high water flow. People can even sell excess electricity back to the grid.
  3. Reliability: Unlike solar or wind power, flowing water is available consistently, making micro-hydro turbines a reliable source of energy.
  4. Environmental Impact: Micro-hydroelectric turbines have a minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem, unlike large dams that may disrupt natural habitats.

Coty shared: “I am deeply humbled by this recognition and the opportunity to contribute to the world through innovation. The journey has been arduous, filled with countless hours of hard work, perseverance, and moments of doubt. But it is precisely during these challenging times that I discovered the strength within myself and the power of resilience.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to the judges and organizers of the Innovation Challenge for providing a platform that celebrates creativity and pushes boundaries. Your commitment to fostering innovation and inspiring change has made all the difference in our collective pursuit of a brighter future.”

About Coty Church

Coty Church is the owner and founder of Tap Energy LLC. He has created a patent-pending microhydroelectric generator for residential and commercial use that taps into the potential energy already present in people’s daily lives.

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