• Portable and compact Backpack Power Plant generates hydroelectricity

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    Now here’s a contraption that you can strap on to your back and will generate power. Created by Bourne Energy, this hydroelectric generator is light weight and can easily be strapped on behind you making it easily transportable. Known as the Backpack Power Plant and weighing less than 30 pounds, this system can easily generate around 500 watts and can produce energy from a stream four feet or deeper. This generator is easy to install. All you need to do is dig a trench on either side of the stream that will accommodate two lightweight anchors. A rope connecting the anchors to the generator helps keep it afloat thru tension. A flow speed of 2.3 meters per second is ideal. A more powerful and lighter version for military use has also been designed by Bourne.

    You can buy yourself the civilian version for $3,000. Generating hydroelectricity has never been easier before.

    Posted in Topics:Gadgets and Tech, Tags: , on March 2, 2010