Cl Robinson wrote:Michael,
I have most of the stuff I would need to do this so cost is not really an issue. Would there be some way to increase the force of the water and thereby increase the energy output? And if those calculations were for 1 stream of water and I had multiple streams, would that not also increase the output? If the calculations you gave were for 1 stream and I had 20 streams then that might generate enough to run something or top a battery off.
Michael Cox wrote:You could, obviously, use a pump to move the water higher, but then you are just extracting energy that you just expended to move it.
Personally I think it would be more appropriate to use you resources and time to ensure that the water is used properly to irrigate your garden.