Let's start this monday morning with some good news: great ideas and products are out there. Tom Broadbent, an industrial design student at DMU, came up with a good one a while back. In order to guide waste water out of our houses and buildings we use gravity; it (necessarily) 'falls' through pipes to reach the sewer. This water moves and movement can be converted to energy. Simple eh?

Tom designed and developed the HighDro Power device, a machine that is capable of harnessing tremendous amounts of energy from waste water falling through drain pipes of high rise buildings. Waste water falling through pipes hits turbine blades that in their turn drive a generator

According to Tom, once installed in the building HighDro Power can save around US$1,410 or else the energy generated can simply be sold back to the national grid on a buy-back tariff.

Via Ecofriend