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DOE Finds 12 GW of Untapped Hydro Potential on Ol’ Man River

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 25, 2012 01:01 AM
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by GBE FACTS last modified Apr 24, 2012

This post from Susan Kraemer on the untapped energy available from our great rivers is inspiring for the innovative kind of thinking being explored for tapping renewable energy. Next, some bright electrical engineer or turbine designer might discover the untapped wind energy created around this nation’s expressways that are congested with wind-generating trucks and cars. [...]




 

 

This post from Susan Kraemer on the untapped energy available from our great rivers is inspiring for the innovative kind of thinking being explored for tapping renewable energy. Next, some bright electrical engineer or turbine designer might discover the untapped wind energy created around this nation’s expressways that are congested with wind-generating trucks and cars. Anybody who’s ever had to repair a tire beside a highway knows what the wind gusts from passing motorists feel like. Understanding and controlling turbulence might be an issue but this may only be a minor hurdle. Then we can dream of the time when roads provide motorists with an appealing set of sustainable electrical recharging stations. Photo credit: Spacing Magazine


DOE Finds 12 GW of Untapped Hydro Potential on Ol’ Man River (via Clean Technica)

The U.S. has 78 GW of hydropower – that supplied about 63 percent of all the power from renewable sources last year. But there are also 80,000 navigation locks, dams and high river flows that could be utilized to generate electricity. The Ohio River and the Mississippi River are especially…

 



 

 

 
 
 

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