Imagine creating electricity every time you flush or wash your car -- you'll be able to do all that and more because Vortical Tech LLC is developing a hybrid Tesla turbine for use with your household water supply. This means that every time you take a shower or wash dishes at home you can also charge batteries or power electronic devices.
Nikola Tesla patented his boundary layer turbine in 1913 and is said to have considered it one of his greatest inventions. Vortical Tech aims to demonstrate the technology's potential with its version by targeting the large number of houses with running water around the world.
The turbine can be paired with existing solar PV and battery backup systems to diversify alternative energy sources. Since home water usage tends to coincide with home electricity usage, the hybrid Tesla turbine will generate electricity when needed most without relying on the sun. With the introduction of their hybrid Tesla turbine, Vortical Tech hopes to make home hydroelectric power generation a reality.