SmartStream is a vertical axis turbine, is not adapted from other environments, but is specifically designed to operate in water. The technology will work wherever there is an adequate flow of water in rivers, inland waterways and tidal stream. It will work in environments such as slower flows and shallower depths that are a major challenge to many traditional technologies. The technology will also work in conjunction with tidal lagoons (Swansea Bay), barrages (Severn) and hydro dams to further enhance their power outputs and help reduce some of the negative environmental side effects created by their outflows.