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What can you use a small water turbine for?

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A small water turbine uses the water in a small river or stream to generate electricity. Connecting this turbine to a home's electrical grid can provide power for the home, reducing the residents' reliance on the public utility for power.

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The technology at work in a small water turbine has been around since 1870, and water turbines placed in a stream are always creating electricity unless the stream or river dries up. The resulting lower prices and 24/7 efficiency give the turbine an advantage over such other renewable systems as solar power, which rely on new, expensive technology and only contribute power during daylight hours.

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