Generating electricity through rain made possible

Generating electricity through rain may lead to interesting use cases. Students at the Technological University Of Mexico (UNITEC) have conducted successful experiment of generating electricity using a micro-turbine with a technique similar to the one used to generate hydropower. The generated electricity was fed to supply water to poor homes in Mexico City. The team behind the project says that the technique can generate enough power to recharge 12V batteries which can power LED lamps. The system is called 'Rain Wild'.


The Rain Wild collects water from the roof-tops through pipes. If fitting pipes is not an option, sheets can be used to simulate slope to route water to the gutters. These gutters flow the water to a micro turbine which spins to generate electricity. The generator is about 2 inches wide and 10 inches tall and it receives the rain-water through a 13mm pipe. Once the water is passed through the turbine, it's processed to filter out charcoal and then accumulated in a storage tank. This water can be used for household consumption.

The creators of the system are now planning to improve the power generation capacity of their system. Read more about the system on the source link below.

Source: #-Link-Snipped-# (Spanish)


  • Chinmay sharma
    Chinmay sharma
    what about the expenses for intallation of these project?????
    can a poor home can affort it????
  • Satya Swaroop Dash
    Satya Swaroop Dash
    This project seems to solve two problems at once.

    Alternative to solar energy: People who live in areas where they are dependent on solar power can use this technology in rains, which means they can get electricity all round the year.

    Rain water harvesting: It is nice to see that this project’s tertiary component is rain water harvesting.
  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Great innovation of blending two techniques.Cost of installation?

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