Hydro Power

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Where is it found on earth is it produced with technolgy in a factory?

Is hydro power renewable or non renewable?

Hydropower is a renewable .

How does hydro power work to produce energy for individals and whole groups or communities?

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Are there pruducts created or other uses for this energy?

Hydroelectric power uses the kinetic energy of moving water to make electricity. If you live near a water source, this should be your first choice in alternate energy. The amount of power available depends on the dynamic head, the amount of water flow and efficiency of the turbine generator combination.

who uses hydro power now ?

Although most energy in the United States is produced by fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants, hydroelectricity is still important to the Nation, as about 7 percent of total power is produced by hydroelectric plants. Nowadays, huge power generators are placed inside dams. Water flowing through the dams spin turbine blades (made out of metal instead of leaves) which are connected to generators. Power is produced and is sent to homes and businesses.

Is hydro power expensive ?

On the right site, a hydropower system can cost as little as one-tenth the cost of a photovoltaic (solar power) system producing the same amount
Hydroelectic Power - How it Works