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Old 05-09-2020, 11:28 PM   #11
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The turbines can only be installed in places where municipal water pipes flow downhill, as using electricity to pump water through them would defeat the purpose.
The four turbines are expected to produce at least $2 million worth of free electricity over the next 20 years. More turbines would produce more.




it probably cost double to put those turbines in and add in maintenance they saved nothing but it cost more..
We have water towers here. Yes, water is pumped up, but gravity at the tower.
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We have water towers here. Yes, water is pumped up, but gravity at the tower.



The best system I have seen was a cabin on a lake in the middle of nowhere.


They had a little 12v fish pond pump in the lake which ran off solar panels and slowly filled a water storage tank in the attic. The pump didn't move much at a time but it was always pumping when the sun was out. The tank was large enough that you could go a couple days flushing the toilet with overcast skys without having to worry.




Scale up that kind of a system and you're golden. You could hook up some battery storage so that the pump can run even at night and if you hook a turbine to a discharge from the tank you could have emergency power by draining the tank.








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Old 05-09-2020, 11:43 PM   #13
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The best system I have seen was a cabin on a lake in the middle of nowhere.


They had a little 12v fish pond pump in the lake which ran off solar panels and slowly filled a water storage tank in the attic. The pump didn't move much at a time but it was always pumping when the sun was out. The tank was large enough that you could go a couple days flushing the toilet with overcast skys without having to worry.




Scale up that kind of a system and you're golden. You could hook up some battery storage so that the pump can run even at night and if you hook a turbine to a discharge from the tank you could have emergency power by draining the tank.








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Sounds like something my hippie mom would dream up!

Joking a side, I can see that on a home scale for sure! Add government municipalities and engineers and corruptions....

Still a good idea to harness energy as long as itís cost effective.
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Why don't the internet mouths who criticize this stuff not understand you have to read the whole article?







You clearly need to read more thoroughly.





"The turbines can only be installed in places where municipal water pipes flow downhill, as using electricity to pump water through them would defeat the purpose."




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How nice. You are so kind.
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If they had to pump that water to a tank, they loose energy from that POS. Why don't engineers who think this stuff up not understand this crap. ENERGY isn't free. Unless it comes from a nuclear reactor.



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if your gona play in the kitchen you better be able to stand the heat.....
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if the govt isnt gonna fund it, it probably will turn a profit. like i said its probably better than wind towers.

it seems anything that starts out as a good profitable idea gets corrupted too soon and then becomes a money draw on the taxpayer....
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The best system I have seen was a cabin on a lake in the middle of nowhere.


They had a little 12v fish pond pump in the lake which ran off solar panels and slowly filled a water storage tank in the attic. The pump didn't move much at a time but it was always pumping when the sun was out. The tank was large enough that you could go a couple days flushing the toilet with overcast skys without having to worry.




Scale up that kind of a system and you're golden. You could hook up some battery storage so that the pump can run even at night and if you hook a turbine to a discharge from the tank you could have emergency power by draining the tank.








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thats better than the turbines in a water system, much easier to replace or have a backup pump than to shot down a water system for repair, or build a bypass....
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