Posted by Eeyore on April 11, 2009, 6:15 am
It's a shame there aren't more good places for hydro.
Posted by Roberto Deboni on April 16, 2009, 1:28 am
You need a 100'000 gallon underground storage tank, about 30 feet deep,
and above it, a reservoir of the same size.
And a lot of wind mills to pump the water from the underground tank to
the upper reservoir.
That gives You almost 10 kWh of pumped hydro storage.
Posted by Roberto Deboni on April 16, 2009, 1:01 am
That's one thing I really would like to see:
a homemade nuclear powered generator :-)
Posted by Neon John on April 16, 2009, 5:18 am
On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 01:01:17 +0000, Roberto Deboni
I assume that you mean one that goes critical and makes enough energy
to be useful. I've already built a sub-crit desktop nuclear reactor
as a hobby project. Can't help it. I'm a nuke. :-)
If you'll help me get the government out of the way I'll be glad,
eager even to build a homemade reactor. The design is a pretty easy
exercise for a nuke, particularly since so many government designs are
already in the public domain.
Posted by Roberto Deboni on April 16, 2009, 12:39 pm
Neon John wrote:
I was kidding :-)
Anyway, I would think something like a radioisotope heater, maybe
coupled with a Stirling engine :-)