“The water was very powerful, so it broke the rotors,”

N.Y. Tests Turbines to Produce Power – washingtonpost.com

N.Y. Tests Turbines to Produce Power

In this 2006 photo, a Verdant Power turbine is lowered into the river off Roosevelt Island. This one failed.


Saturday, September 20, 2008;
Page A02

NEW YORK — On a recent morning, a crane sank a 16-foot rotor into the
waters of the East River and divers swam deep to bolt it to the bottom.
By early evening, as the northerly current sped up, the rotor began to
spin, a big thunk sounded in the control room, a green light went on,
and electricity began to pour into a nearby supermarket.

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