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Department of Veterans Affairs

Turbine system in boilers and attics to create electricity

Some VA centers use a boiler system to heat the facility and heat water. One way to generate its own elecricty would be to install generators or turbines in the boiler stacks. This would generate electricity 24 hr a day. Since heat rises simply install the turbine or fan blades in the boiler stacks and as the heat rises it will turn the blades generating electricity. Another idea would be to install small turbine generators in the attic vents. Since normally all year they are turning during hot months the heat will rise to the attic vents and turn the turbines to excape into the outside enviroment. This will allow electricity to be generated through out the year.



Idea No. 7096