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Monday, January 09, 2006

Power House: a domestic energy solution

The Deccan herald reports on a new experiment by KREDL in micro-hydel generation from your overhead tank. While this is a low returns solution, it is a bit like a turbo charger, in that it allows part of the energy associated in pumping water to the tank to be recovered from the gravity flow of the water. Should be very useful if the BWSSB and similar water supply corporations can fit this in their area distribution overhead tanks. The power generated should at least keep the tank installation lit. Read more here.

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