In over 50 countries around the world, hundreds of water-to-wire solutions from Wasserkraft Volk AG transform the elemental power of water into usable energy. Experience how top quality from a single source simply pays off best.


Taking responsibility is part of our DNA: from the very beginning, our family business has always stood out for ground-breaking solutions which endure through time and thus ensure long, uncomplicated revenue. For electricity customers as well as for operators and investors.

1979 Starting as a consulting office

1980 First orders for turbines and water-wheels were building the means of existence of the first years.

1985 The German Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) orders a hydro power station for Peru from Wasserkraft Volk.

1986 Formation of the the Wasserkraft Volk GmbH.

Our home is and will always be our headquarters in Gutach, in the Black Forest. Nevertheless, we are worldwide very close to you, with counselling and reliable 24/7 service.


As a mechanical and electrical engineering company, we are passionate innovation drivers. We work every day to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible. From our deep understanding of the requirements for turbines, generators, regulation and control modules, we develop holistic solutions which are at the same time future-oriented and timeless. After all, your power station will provide reliable and sustainable energy for decades.

Successful in the market since 1979
Engineering, manufacturing and implementation under one roof
Perfect interaction of all components by interdisciplinary teams
High level of vertical integration ensures exceptional quality
High level of customisation to suit your requirements
Professional support and service worldwide


Because we also operate our own hydroelectric power stations, we know exactly what our customers need: tailor-made turnkey solutions for the entire electromechanical equipment. Such solutions perfectly combine performance, economy, suitability and sustainability for a daily use. That and our guarantee of service and spare parts through the lifespan of the power station – even after 80 years – ensure maximum profitability and security planning.


Since WKV was founded, a large part of our profits has gone into research and development. As a result, we are today among the best in our field worldwide.

We work according to our motto:
"We only borrowed the world and its resources from our children."
That is why we deliver the highest quality and produce sustainably so that your children will also benefit from the WKV station. Your children will thank you for your investment with WKV.


Small Business Award BW 2021

As already in previous years, WKV AG got the "Small Business Award" again in 2021 for assuming social responsability from the land Baden-Würtemberg...

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CrefoZert 2021

In 2021, WKV AG again received an absolute top rating from the Creditreform rating agency...

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Best Supplier for Minihydro Equipment

On the occasion of the EXPO fair "Minihydro in Latin America" in Chile 2012, the WKV AG got the award "Best Supplier for Minihydro Equipment"

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Patented Crossflow Turbines

The patented WKV double-chamber Crossflow turbines are granting much better efficiencies than conventional Crossflow turbines.

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Solar Award 2003

In 2003, the WKV AG got the German Solar Award for establishing the Zero-Emission Production Facilities in Gutach / Germany

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