A thermal power plant uses water to generate power. Fuel heats up the water to generate steam to create the electricity. More »

Ocean thermal energy conversion is a technology that captures energy from the ocean’s natural thermal gradient. The captured energy powers a turbine generator that produces electricity. More »

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A link in an oven thermal fuse melts if the temperature in the oven gets too hot, interrupting the flow of power to the heating element. While some manufacturers use a circuit breaker with a push button reset, many conti... More »

In a hydroelectric power plant, a large volume of water flows down a slope to turn a turbine, which turns a metal shaft in a generator, consequently producing electricity. A similar principle applies for geothermal power... More »

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Lester Allen Pelton was the first person to invent a hydroelectric engine, which utilized hydroelectric power. His invention was called the Pelton wheel and came about while Pelton was working to improve turbine water wh... More »

Nuclear power is generated via a process known as fission in nuclear power plants that are designed to convert the latent heat of radioactive decay into electrical power. The fuel for the reaction is any of a number of r... More »

A battery's power, or the electrical current that it can provide, is greatly reduced when the temperature drops. A typical car battery, for example, has about 50 percent of its starting power at 0 degrees Fahrenheit when... More »