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Putting nature's power to work

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

Harvesting the power of nature with a lightweight, portable, clean electricity generator could cause a surge of retail sales among campers and farmers, according to an academic consultant marketing study.

First, Christopher Thomas of Woodlawn has to figure out a way to get his patented hydroelectric generator prototype through financing and into production.

He has sought help for compact water and wind turbines from local economic developers, which in turn led to the market assessment by a group from Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.


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