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Hydroelectric Power?

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I was hoping to hear about a possibility of introducing a hydroelectric dam or power plant that will use water to make electricity either by turbines or by having water just fall into the machine. Sort of combining a fan with a pump and a liquid vent so that the water will fall and turn the fan which provides electricity.

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Also a possibility to look at would be geothermal power that would work off magma. Or a steam powered machine where you drop water into boiler that is on top of magma so that it liquefies and rises up to the top to turn a turbine and make electric power. Since the introduction of steam geysers and water geysers i feel like all these are ideas to implement. The way to balance the Hydroelectric plant is if it produces contaminated water which would then have to be sifted out of the water with a purifier. The steam would take either building it someplace hot where it could break or by making it require coal to use. It could produce polluted oxygen or something from the coal and the water evaporation. The Geothermal power would require intense heat which would require finding a magma chamber which the dupes have to enter to build and maintain it. could produce co2 or anything the devs would want. But in order for the dupes to survive in the chamber they have to have heat shielded clothing on.

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There isn't natural constant flow of water except for Geysers that currently are overpowered at the moment. I dont see hydroelectric dams being a good choice and it doesnt fit the asteroid theme imo, rather geothermal but even that would require Geysers to be tweaked.

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 Sort of combining a fan with a pump and a liquid vent so that the water will fall and turn the fan which provides electricity.

Uh ehrm, are you suggesting you should be able to make power by pumping water up into a turbine......? That's kind of like suggesting you can catch your breath and recover energy by lifting weights.

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Good idea, but can be refined.  Maybe something more like a tile in which only liquid can pass through, and when liquid passes through, it generates power (from turning a turbine inside, but that's just specifics).  Now, when you pipe your clean water into your reservoir, you can pump it on top of the tile, the water will fall through and collect at the bottom of your clean water tank, while generating some power.  The numbers would need balancing of course but the idea is definitely logical.

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