HydroPower

Heaven Anthony

HydroPower Facts


1.Hydroelectric power comes from the potential energy of dammed water driving a water turbine and generator.

2.The Equipment needed to collect energy from Solar Power Is a Turbine,and Generator


3.Hydropower does not pollute the water or the air. However, hydropower facilities can have large environmental impacts by changing the environment and affecting land use, homes, and natural habitats in the dam area.


Negative HydroPower Facts

  1. In flat basins large dams cause flooding of large tracts ofland, destroying local animals and habitats.

  2. People have to be displaced causing change in life style and customs, even causing emotional scarring. About 40 to 80 million people have been displaced physically by dams worldwide.

  3. Large amounts of plant life are submerged and decay anaerobically (in the absence of oxygen) generating greenhouse gases like methane. It is estimated that a hydroelectric power plant produces 3.5 times the amount of greenhouse gases as a thermal power plant burning fossil fuels.

Positive HydroPower Facts

  • 1.Hydropower is fueled by water, so it's a clean fuel source, meaning it won't pollute the air like power plants that burn fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas.

  • 2.Hydroelectric power is a domestic source of energy, allowing each state to produce their own energy without being reliant on international fuel sources.

  • 3.The energy generated through hydropower relies on the water cycle, which is driven by the sun, making it a renewable power source, making it a more reliable and affordable source than fossil fuels that are rapidly
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Norway

1.Norway is located in Europe they had benefited from hydropower.

2.The Weather in Norway Is mostly sunny,and has only a little rain each month.

3.The top five EU countries in terms of hydropower share in the total electricity mix are Norway, Sweden, France, Italy and Austria. 95% of Norway's net electricity production is hydropower.

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Moving water is a powerful entity responsible for lighting entire cities,even countries.Thousands of years ago the Greeks used water wheels,which picked up water in buckets around a wheel.The water’s weight caused the wheel to turn,converting kinetic energy Into mechanical energy for grinding grain and pumping water.In the 1800s the water wheel was often used to power machines such as timber-cutting saws In European andAmerican factories.More Importantly,people realized that the force of water falling from a heigth would turn a turbine connected to a generator to produce electricity.Niagra Falls,a natural waterfall,powered the first hydroelectic plant in1879.