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    Does anyone currently run a water turbine for remote cabin power,if so can you give me the pros and cons. how much water flow would i need to run a turbine????? how hard are they to install and remove from the river????can they be anchored down so the big flood doesn't wash it away???lots of stupid questions....thanks in advance

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    thank you very much

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    Lightbulb Recent article

    In November, we posted an article by one of the folks from Backwoods Solar (no relation to the magazine) about how he installed a hydro system after eight years of powering with solar. It's pretty detailed and might give you some ideas. Here's a link to the article:

    A small creek provides plenty of power for this off-grid home
    by Scott Gentleman

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    That is a very good article and really has me thinking. My cabin is on a creek that I am sure would be able to power many cabins. I am not sure of the legalities of using it for that purpose however! I will have to look more into that!
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