Water flowing through the city's pipes will generate electricity like a dam with none of the environmental consequences. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power.
And yet, that’s exactly what Oregon’s largest city has done by partnering with a company called Lucid #Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through its pipes.
Portland has replaced a section of its existing water supply network with Lucid #Energy pipes containing four forty-two inch turbines.
As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s electrical grid.
After 20 years the Portland Water Bureau will have the right to own the entire project and all subsequent energy and profit generated by it.
Opinion… * Man-Made