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Does tidal method use turbine generators?
Are gas turbine power generators safe?
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How are a fossil fuel burning power plant and a nuclear plant similar?
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Why do they use copper wire for wind turbine generators?
Are wind turbine generators sold to the general public or are they only sold for industrial use?
You can buy residential wind turbine generators for a home or business. Generally, they are rather large and are only appropriate for properties of a acre or more, but some smaller units are available. According to Federal law, utility companies are required to connect with the generators if you purchase and use one. A number of companies sell them, including Aerostar and Enertech.
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How maganetic energy can be converted into light energy?
Which state has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean?
The answer depends on which method you use to determine the coastline. If you use the general coastline method, then Florida has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean with 580 miles. North Carolina is second with 301 miles of general coastline. Maine is third with 228 miles of general coastline. If you use the tidal coastline method, then Maine has the longest coastline on the Atlantic Ocean with 3,478 miles. North Carolina is second with 3,375 miles of tidal coastline and Florida is third with 3,331 miles of tidal coastline.
How do you generate electricity?
There are many ways to get electricity. Batteries are one form, outlets another. But if you want to generate your own electricity, you can use pedal or hand-powered generators, a wind turbine, or a solar panel. Most cars create electricity to power the spark plugs and run the accessories. All forms of consumer electricity are generated by moving spinning magnets past coils of copper wire in a device called an alternator. This can be driven by a steam turbine, a wind turbine, hydroelectric turbine or tidal barrage. (Solar photovoltaic cells generate DC current which must be converted to AC for input to the power grid.)
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How is wave energy used?
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How can water be used to create electrical energy?
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Why would you not heat the steam coming out of turbine and feedback to turbine?
How do you get electricity from water?
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What purpose does a generator serve in a power plant?
Is tide energy reliable?
It is fairly reliable as long as there are enough generators and a good way to store the energy for later use. One of the concerns of Tidal power, is that they have an Peak and valley power map through-out the day due to the nature of tides. In addition, sea-water is highly caustic and can eat away at the generators.
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What loses energy when you use tidal power plants?
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How you use tidal energy today?
Tidal power can be used in a variety of ways (these are for electrical generation purposes): 1. Undersea Turbines - these are basically underwater wind turbines, can generate a lot of power with very little maintenance. Fairly high starting costs though. 2. Tidal Barrages - Such as the proposal for the Severn Barrage. These are dams built across tidal areas, when the tide comes in it fills up, as the tide outside the dam drops the water is let back out running generators. This can generate vast quantities of power but is very expensive/damaging to the surrounding environment. 3. Various wave energy devices - these aren't exactly tidal sources but units such as Pelamis use the motion of the waves to drive internal generators which provide reasonable amounts of power. Or you can have static units on the coast which use the motion of the waves in a vertical tube to drive a generator (that's simplified a bit). Unsurprisingly that is just a few ways of using tidal energy, there are loads of ways of utilising it, and not just to generate power.