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Micro-Turbines for Water Power

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Cost savings
==Abstract==
This is a cross-flow turbine<ref> Wikipedia: Cross-flow turbine Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-flow_turbine</ref>, essentially a water wheel turned by naturally flowing water to produce energy. Unlike a dam, or a mill wheel this is very small, more used in smaller streams and such. This provides energy without the cost of fuel and the only time and energy used to work on it is set up and very occasional maintenance. This is used in developing areas around the world because it's much cheaper and less time consuming. This design takes it to the next level where the material costs of the wheel itself are significantly reduced using 3D-printing.
[[image:Water_Wheel.jpg|300px|right]]
# The mini wheel is about $0.30
# Cost saving really depend on the size of the wheel.
# Some micro-turbine plants can cost up to $200020000<ref>Wikipedia: Micro Hydro Available:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_hydro</ref>.
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[[Category:OSAT 3D-Printable Designs]]
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