From a power house to a local stream or river just two methods of diverting water to a water turbine to produce local power. There are also small wind power generators for use on a home type of installation that could help to reduce power costs over a period of time. With water power it is possible to use many variations of rotor from a wheel like a paddle steamer to a multi stage wheel for a larger community system. The big benefit of water to power unit is that the installation can be hidden or underground so no eyesore for the local population and nothing for birds and wildlife to get tangled in. Where will solar power fit into the scheme of home supply and cutting costs, next post will look at that aspect.