Hydroelectricity in our school
Why we chose this
Our school uses too much fossil fuels, and we have a pond. Hydroelectricity is a natural energy that doesn't release greenhouse gases, it is relatively inexpensive according to the size of our pond.
The cost like we said is relatively low. Hydroelectricity costs 3-5 cents per KWH, a turbine on the other hand costs about a minimum of $95. According to our budget we spend about $8,217 per month. We can lower that average by about 44.44% if we use hydroelectricity. To raise the money for our idea we can hold fundraisers and events and use the earnings toward our idea.
How it works
Hydroelectric power has the capability to produce and deliver electricity for widespread consumption by using flowing water. There are three ways these power plants work. One way is storage facilities. Storage facilities use a dam to capture water. The water then flows through turbines that activate a generator which creates electricity. Another way it works is the Run of the river facilities. They use natural flow of the river to operate turbines which again operates a generator creating energy. Pumped storage facilities have special turbines, they have reservoirs that pump water through pipes that send the water to the turbines and creates engery.