Hydroelectric generators harness the power of water being forced through a dam to turn the blades of turbines, generating electricity. These plants work with gravity instead of steam as is the case with coal-fired power ... 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 »

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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Hydroelectric power is the converting of energy coming from running water to produce electricity. Hydroelectricity is a similar term that refers to the electricity that is produced from this process. More »

Wind turbines turn the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy and then electricity through the use of a shaft and a gearbox that power an internal generator. Sensors in the wind turbine allow it to turn and ad... More »

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 »

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 »