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Old 03-03-2014
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Re: Alternative to Solar

Yeah, it's always seemed like a bad idea to try to put any kind of turbine underwater except in small applications such as small stream generators designed for individual use. Those can just be cleaned out by hand and they really don't produce a whole lot of power for the cost. There's so much stuff like old pilings, etc. around NY Harbor that anything underwater I'd think would be constantly at risk of clogging. There's probably not much elevation change along the E. River to get a decent head of water in either direction such as with a typical river flowing downhill.
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