A small water turbine uses the water in a small river or stream to generate electricity. Connecting this turbine to a home's electrical grid can provide power for the home, reducing the residents' reliance on the public ... More »

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An impulse turbine, the most common type of small water turbine, works by using a pressurized water jet to turn a wheel called a runner. The runner then turns a shaft attached to the alternator or generator that generate... More »

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Water turbines convert the motion of moving water into rotating mechanical energy by catching the water with large blades. They are important to the structure and function of hydropower plants. There are different models... More »

An impulse turbine, the most common type of small water turbine, works by using a pressurized water jet to turn a wheel called a runner. The runner then turns a shaft attached to the alternator or generator that generate... More »

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Hydroelectric dams produce electricity by using falling water to spin a turbine that is connected to a generator through a large metal shaft. The power that the generator receives from the turbine is converted into elect... More »

Hydroelectric energy is generated by water flowing over a turbine, which turns an electric generator and creates current. The force that moves the turbine comes from the flowing or falling water, and the turbine continue... More »

Hydroelectricty is produced when moving water turns a turbine that connects to a generator. In most instances, a dam stores water and releases it through a channel to turn the turbine. More »