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 »

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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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 »

Geothermal power plants produce electricity by using steam from hot underground water to turn turbines and activate a generator. Some types of geothermal power plants use the steam to directly turn the turbine, while oth... More »

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 »

Electrical energy in the form of electricity is primarily manufactured by using massive generators equipped with turbines. It can also be generated by transforming one form of energy, which is stored in certain materials... More »