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January 04, 2018, 06:43:55 PM
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How feasible is this?

I know that miners generate a lot of heat and require a lot of electricity, would it be possible to take all that heat to create steam and power a turbine?

How feasible is this? Getting generators and turbines for cheap is relatively easy for me.

Could you create a self-sufficient plant essentially? Create your own electricity, reuse the heat to generate more?

What do you guys think?
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January 05, 2018, 01:04:43 AM
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Hey,

I have been asking myself this question for a while. I have a small mining setup I made with a close buddy of mine.

I was thinking to expand. Where I live, you can buy a small plot of land with a mobile home on it for very cheap. You cannot lay foundation but it's not a bad option for a small rig, if you can cancel out the noise it would produce. It is perfect for trips with the family, to get out of the city. I wanted to outfit the place with solar panels, a wind-tree, rain-water collector and learn how to create a self-sustainable home while also mining with the energy when I am not there.

I know a power engineer who I could ask to come visit this thread but I am not sure how fast he will react, maybe someone else will answer before then. Where do you get your turbines / generators? I mean geographically speaking, from where are they shipped? I would also be potentially interested in the medium-long term.
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January 05, 2018, 01:43:12 AM
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Search around sites like Critical Power
Many many used off-grid generators there. A Google search for "used prime-power generator" will turn up more.

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January 05, 2018, 03:20:14 PM
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Hey,

I have been asking myself this question for a while. I have a small mining setup I made with a close buddy of mine.

I was thinking to expand. Where I live, you can buy a small plot of land with a mobile home on it for very cheap. You cannot lay foundation but it's not a bad option for a small rig, if you can cancel out the noise it would produce. It is perfect for trips with the family, to get out of the city. I wanted to outfit the place with solar panels, a wind-tree, rain-water collector and learn how to create a self-sustainable home while also mining with the energy when I am not there.

I know a power engineer who I could ask to come visit this thread but I am not sure how fast he will react, maybe someone else will answer before then. Where do you get your turbines / generators? I mean geographically speaking, from where are they shipped? I would also be potentially interested in the medium-long term.

They're from Canada. You could probably guess where they are being used, since they're generally used for Oil and Gas. I know plenty of owners that are selling their equipment so I can definitely get some.

Do you think this is feasible? You generate your own electricity and reuse the heat for more electricity. I worked with an Oil and Gas facility that generated their own electricity and also reused it by using a steam turbine. Doing this they generated 50 - 100 MW and sold excess power to the grid. The generators are huge though.
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