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Promising Technology: Water Power

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I’ve always been interested in alternative energy technology. From hydrogen powered cars to tidal power generators, I think there’s a lot of untapped, renewable sources out there that we as individuals as well as nations/societies can take advantage of but thus far haven’t due to the abundance of fossil fuels. As our resources continue to deplete, one such ray of hope is from a start up called BlackLight.

Supposedly, the startup has derived a way to alter hydrogen atoms, which can then be used to generate heat, turning water into steam to power turbines. How far have they gotten?

“The working models in his lab generate 50 kilowatts of electricity – enough to power six or seven houses. But these, Mills says, can be scaled to drive a large, electric power plant. The inventor claims this electricity will cost less than 2 cents per kilowatt-hour, which compares to a national average of 8.9 cents.”

Color me skeptical, and I’m sure there are plenty of critics that echo my views. Still the ultimate test lay ahead. If they can successfully commercialize the product, I’d expect to see cheaper energy available in all of our futures!

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