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A Startup That Squeezes Electricity Out of City Water

28th November 2012

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The water that sloshes through city pipes can both quench your thirst and generate electricity. However, the latter is far less common. But that’s the proposition from startup Rentricity, which has developed equipment that uses water pressure to produce electricity and helps water suppliers reduce their energy costs.

We have the technology.

3 Responses to “A Startup That Squeezes Electricity Out of City Water”

  1. pjt Says:

    We have the technology – of a perpetual motion machine.

    You produce electricity from water pressure. You generate water pressure… with electricity.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    Isn’t that amazing! What will science come up with next!

    It’s like the drivers of electric cars, who wouldn’t dream of using those nasty old air-dirtying gas engines, although the electricity is generated more often than not by coal-fired plants that are dirtier than modern cars have been since the ’70s. But that’s SWPL logic for you.

  3. Cathy Sims Says:

    Don’t worry about those lower water bills, either. As soon as the city notices that the water bills are going down, they’ll raise the rates. It’s traditional.