News Releases > Lucid Energy Opens First Center of Excellence for the LucidPipe Power System

Riverside, California (PRWEB) April 26, 2012

At an event held this morning at Riverside Public Utilities (RPU), Lucid Energy, a provider of renewable energy systems and pioneer in the development of in-pipe hydropower, officially opened its first Center of Excellence and celebrated the first commercial installation of the LucidPipe™ Power System. The in-pipe hydropower system, which was developed in conjunction with Northwest Pipe Company, is now operating inside a 42” water pipeline at RPU and has produced 8140 kWh of energy since the installation of the commercial version was completed in January. The new Center of Excellence in Riverside is designed to help prospective customers, partners, academics and other industry leaders in the water and energy sectors learn about the in-pipe hydropower system and its patented, spherical, vertical axis turbine that captures energy from fast-moving water inside of pipelines to produce clean, reliable, low-cost electricity.

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