An investment worth €1 million (£0.70m) has been made to boost the development of hydraulic turbines.
Spanish companies Tecnoturbines ans Sendekia will use the cash from the EU to launch the technology in the market.
It is expected to generate up to 35% more electricity than traditional turbines, the firm claims.
The fund is part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme which aims to promote innovation and sustainability.
Jaime Lledó, Founder of Tecnoturbines said: “Our proposal involves developing a turbine that produces electricity in variable hydraulic conditions in terms of flow and pressure, which is a very common scenario due to the seasonal nature of the water resources available.”