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 »

www.reference.com Science Physics Electricity

The Kaplan turbine works because the curved blades of the rotor are optimized to turn in relation to the velocity of the water flowing through the turbine. The curved blades generate maximum force to produce the most amo... More »

www.reference.com Education Homework Help

Water turbines produce electricity from kinetic energy by using the force of falling water to stimulate an electric generator. There are two types of water turbines: impulse turbines and reaction turbines. According to t... More »

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 »

www.reference.com Science Physics Electricity

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 »

A generator works by converting mechanical energy supplied by an engine into electrical energy, using the principles of Faraday's law of magnetic induction. Magnetic induction is caused by moving a magnet near a conducto... More »

www.reference.com Science Physics Electricity