Monday, July 06, 2009
Green energy can be produced by the Bourne Energy RiverStar Backpack Power Plant. By teathering the float at the bottom on a stream, with the included tie-downs, the turbine generates electricity 24/7/365 with no heat or exhaust emissions. Take it along to generate 500 watts--or up to 20kwatts when used in arrays--to power your campsite or in remote third-world locations to power water purifiers, cell phones, whatever. Look for these green energy generators to start popping up everywhere. R.C.J.
The RiverStar BackPack Power Plant is the smallest of its Bourne Energy's hydrokinetic, zero-fuel continuous power generators, measuring just three feet in length and weighing less than 30 pounds. The self-contained units unfold their turbine blades, which are stored inside the float for backpacking, and are bottom mounted with no threat of contamination from waste materials, cutting the cost of electricit by more than 90% compared to portable generators. Bourne also offers many other designs for portable micro-hydro power generators that can use river, tidal and ocean power to produce as much as 3MW per unit.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 9:58 AM