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Topic Title: Lake Evaporation used to Produce "Power".
Topic Summary: A Very Unusual Idea.
Created On: 30 September 2017 11:58 AM
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 30 September 2017 11:58 AM
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 30 September 2017 01:47 PM
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Sounds a bit like a Stirling Engine, but driven by humidity differences rather than temperature differences. I'm not sure why you need an entire lake to generate the humidity though (perhaps more conventional/mechanical methods would do the same much more compactly) nor whether the air above a typical UK lake would have sufficiently lower humidity (thinking of mist/fog/cloud that often shrouds the Lake District) to drive the process.

If you're going to use lakes (or better still reservoirs) for power, you'd probably be better with a pump-storage scheme.

- Andy.

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