Saturday, March 12, 2011

Micro Hydro Electric Power - Energy Alternatives

If you're looking to save electricity and live near flowing water you should check this out. Umpqua Survival makes a unit called The Clean Green Stream Machine.

It's basically an alternator that's turned by water from a stream and a series of pipes (to create water pressure).

Hooked to an inverter one of these units can output 1500 watts which can charge batteries and run a few lights at the same time. Hook 4 of them up and you can have 6000 watts which would probably be enough to work your water heater and your dryer at the same time. I may be exaggerating a bit. :-) but you get the point.

Check out the video. This dude is saving a boatload on eletricity with these water turbines and solar panels.

We should all be doing things like this to boycot the electric companies in my opinion. I'm saving up for my equipment now.

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