Portland company Lucid Energy came up with the revolutionary idea of harnessing their energy from small turbines in their city’s water pipes.
Right now one of the city’s main pipelines is using Lucid pipes to send energy to the grid. Although this system can’t power the entire city yet, it is enough to provide full power to many buildings like schools and libraries.
There are sensors in these new pipes to monitor water quality for human consumption as well.
This means that Lucid, after a quarter century, has successfully found a way to produce useable energy with literally no environmental impact.
Below is a simulated image of what the underground water pipes look like as well as one of the real life pipes and turbines.