Hydroelectric Power

By: Mehak K.,Gabrielle M. Carson H.,Armando R.

Description

Hydroelectric Power is generated by conversion of the energy of running water.. You have to build a dam on a large river. The dam stores lots of water behind it in the reservoir. Near the bottom of the dam wall there is a large amount of water. . Gravity causes it to fall through the flowing current of water inside the dam. At the end of the dam there is a turbine propeller, which is turned by the moving water. The shaft from the turbine goes up into the generator, which produces the power. Power lines are connected to the generator that carry electricity to your home and mine. The water continues past the propeller into the river past the dam.

Advantages

There are many uses of hydro power. A few of them are...........

1. No pollutants-They don't pollute!!!!

2. greenhouse gases -Don't give any green house affects.

3.Constant source of Energy-It is produced and never runs out.

Disadvantages


Like all power plants, hydroelectric plants are very expensive to build.The high cost means that plants must operate for a long time to become profitable. The creation of dams can also create flooding of land, which means natural environment and the natural habitat of animals, and even people, may be destroyed.
How it Works Hydroelectric Power

Citations

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"Hydro Power Advantages." ConserveEnergyFuture. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.

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"Hydro Power Disadvantages." ConserveEnergyFuture. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.

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"Hydroelectric Power: How It Works." Hydroelectric Power: How It Works, USGS Water-Science School. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.

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