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WVU creates power generator with only one moving part

A picture of a power generator at West Virginia University.

A research team from WVU has created a small, natural-gas powered generator that is able to run for years.


Rural communities in United States and elsewhere often use portable backup electricity generators in case of power outages. But these machines can be costly to run for longer times and require periodic attendance. A team from West Virginia University is developing a small, natural gas-powered generator that will be able to run for years.

George Putic from Voice of America reports.



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