I created a concept offshore pumped storage hydro system using the open sea, pipelines and concrete vessels to simulate the upper/lower reservoirs and conduit of an onshore scheme, where the natural slope of the seabed would act as the head. I designed the concept and how it would all be installed/set up to show that it is technically feasible, while also assessing the economic feasibility ie capital/operational costs and revenue.
While writing my discussion however I came across Torricelli's law, which essentially negates the need of the piping from the surface as the system would perform in the same manner at a reduced cost. I don't really know where to go from here because it means that the majority of my methodology isn't required, and the economic justification would be completely changed as well due to the removal of all the materials/installation costs.
Do I include this in the discussion and just admit that the concept has it's flaws, then list what could be done in the future work? It's due soon so kind of freaking out right now after spending so long designing and justifying it.