# Perpetual Hydro energy loop

Hey guys I am trying to make something which I am not sure if it is possible, it seems possible to me

Im thinking of placing a submersible water pump inside of some sort of container filled with water

the water pump shoots out the water turning a turbine , the water is then collected and poured back into the water container so i will just keep reusing the same water and not have to refill.

The now turning turbine is connected to a wind/hydro generator or maybe even better some how geared up to several generators which all will be charging some 24v batteries...

the 24v batteries series (i think) with enough batteries of course will be what powers the water pump.

now i am thinking how to time it, or how many batteries to use or use reserve ones, where by the time one set of batteries powering the pump runs out the other set is done charging and power then switches and the dead ones begin to charge while the full ones begin to power..

actually since i was thinking of buying this rollout solar panel
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maybe use that to charge the batteries during the day time and then ...hmm not sure but i would like to integrate that as well

Are you trying to get more power out of your turbine than you use to run the pump that drives the turbine?

yes that would be the idea, maybe somehow hook up 2 generators to the turbine or more to make more then what the pump it self needs to opperate , i need to figure out how much current the pump draws to see how many batteries i would need to satisfy it.

Since at system like this can not produce more energy than it consumes, as that would violate the first law of thermo dynamics, or the second, or both. I wonder what the purpose of the whole setup is?

You might want to take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion

Since at system like this can not produce more energy than it consumes

What if I connect one single turbine to some gears the turn MULTIPLE generators at twice, or more, the speed that the turbine is going would i not, with enough generators, produce more then what the pump 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?

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?

Ok, but wouldn't the gears make up for the loss of efficiency? I could get gears to turn the generators who knows how many more times then the turbine
AND multiple generators??? all with the same pumps, heck even add another turbine ...

If you don't like the laws of physics argument, try this: People have been trying to invent perpetual motion machines for hundreds of years - you're not the first to think of it. If it worked, wouldn't everyone have such a setup in their basement and the power companies be out of business?

"In this house, we obey the Laws of Thermodynamics"
Homer J. Simpson

how do hydro electric power plants work? I must be totally wrong in my idea of how they work? Are they connected to the grid and then making electricity? which would be stupid unless they are producing more then they consume?

physics is not really my thing..sorry if i seem irrational

how do hydro electric power plants work? I must be totally wrong in my idea of how they work?

They are plugged into an even larger nuclear fusion energy system, conveniently and safely parked 93 million miles away.

There are some short-term hydro schemes which use off-peak generating capacity to pump water uphill to the reservoir, to be released to generate power during periods of peak demand, but there are losses.

wouldn't everyone have such a setup in their basement and the power companies be out of business?

no because After a while people accept it is impossible and stop trying. we would still think the world is flat if it where not for those who beg to question the knowledge of those even smarter then him who would swear they know the solution.

oh well i would still like to think it is possible some how some day, obviously not by me.

Hydro electric plants are not closed systems, the rely on the energi in a river or waterfall or whatever as an EXTERNAl source of energy.

I you read the wiki article posted above the difference is explained.

http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~fringwal/stoopid.lis

I like this one :

"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."
-- Lord Kelvin

"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will be
obtainable."
-- Albert Einstein, 1932

Hydro electric plants are not closed systems, the rely on the energi in a river or waterfall or whatever as an EXTERNAl source of energy.

I you read the wiki article posted above the difference is explained.

Yes i read the article right after i posted that

"In this house, we obey the Laws of Thermodynamics"
Homer J. Simpson

Did Homer really say that?

Most of our systems get their energy directly or indirectly from the sun. With Hydro it is energy from the sun that powers the weather systems that lift the water into the mountains to fill rivers. Hydro stations and dams extract some of that energy.

If you want a lot of energy what you need is a 2m receiver and about 1km of 1cm wide copper wire. Build a Dyson-Harrop satellite and it will give you 1027Watts of power. Roughly a billion, billion gigawatts.

Most of our systems get their energy directly or indirectly from the sun