Portland installs turbines in city water pipes – powers city with toilets


Hydoelectric devices were installed in the main aquatic lines in Portland, Oregon, making use of water pressure to make electricity.

energy_spinning_turbineThose generators operate wherever water will be running downhill, and therefore are already recouping a lot of the power cost in maintaining the water system operating. Once totally in position, these particular water pipe electric generators could certainly power tens of thousands of people’s homes.



Gregg Semler, CEO of Lucid Energy, adhered to his dream of “helping water become more sustainable” by designing this particular smart and practical piping technique. Not only are they truly effective electricity devices, they even include high tech detectors to detect changes in water pressure levels to prevent conduits from exploding, plus the ability to recognize if h2o is polluted.

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  1. joated says:

    And when solids begin to clog the pipes because they are slowed by the impediment formend by the turbines?

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