02 May '11, 2pm

Farmer Invents $100 Device that Replaces Diesel Fuel for Irrigation

Farmer Invents $100 Device that Replaces Diesel Fuel for Irrigation

from the USDA, which enabled him to work with a pump company and pick the brains of engineers from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service . Together they came up with a low cost water-powered turbine that generates electricity for the irrigation system. Aside from saving money on fuel, Barton will save wear and tear on his irrigation equipment. His mountain-sourced water supply is under pressure high enough to damage the sprinkler heads, but now the turbine blades result in a reduced pressure that won’t cause damage.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/02/farmer-invents-100-de...

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