Is there any electricity generation potential in chimneys & flues?
I wondered if anyone in this 'Renewable Energy' community had the technical knowledge to answer this query!
Can anyone explain whether (or not) the 'waste' gas from any heating system (from an open log, coal or peat fire in a domestic lounge, to a domestic biomass (wood such as this example, or wood pellet, or even more conventional oil & gas fueled boiler plant), which is expelled out in to the environment via a chimney or flue, contains sufficient kinetic energy to drive a turbine to generate some electricity?
I appreciate the technical functionality is a totally different question to the economics of actually creating such a turbine. That's not my question, I merely wondered if a small turbine could be installed into chimneys / flues that would theoretically be able to generate some electricity