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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:46 PM

Water-to-Wire Turbine Produces Power From Pipes

Lucid Energy, a Portland, OR-based hydrokinetics start-up company, has pioneered what it calls a “water-to-wire energy recovery solution” that allows large, gravity-fed pipes to moonlight as electric power plants.

The LucidPipe Power System produces electric power from an in-pipe turbine that harvests energy from the flow of water inside large gravity-fed pipes. By extracting excess head pressure, the turbines are not supposed to impede the the flow of water. A single turbine can produce as much as 100 kilowatts of electricity. Fully-loaded with a series of LucidPipe Power turbines, a single pipeline can produce more than a megawatt of electricity at a levelized cost between five to nine cents per kilowatt-hour.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2012/04/05/water-to-wire-turbine-produces-power-from-pipes/

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:12 PM

1. Sounds like a winner. Another great use for water pipes

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