Since at system like this can not produce more energy than it consumes
Eddie, the pump is *much* less than 100% efficient as is the turbine and the generator. Some, less than 50% efficient. At each step you lose energy so where does the extra come from? Wishful thinking?
how do hydro electric power plants work? I must be totally wrong in my idea of how they work?
wouldn't everyone have such a setup in their basement and the power companies be out of business?