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If a home uses 3000kWh per month what size hydroelectric turbine do you need to supply the home assuming no peaks?
Asked in Global Warming, Pollution, Hydro Power
What are the parts of hydroelectric power?
To generate hydroelectric power you need: * A supply of water higher than some other place the water could be. * A pipe to take the water from the high place to the low * A turbine (essentially a paddle wheel) stuck in the flow that the water can turn * A generator turned by the axle of the turbine * An electrical system to carry the power the generator makes to the place you want to use it A system with these components can be sized from a small one house unit to the one installed at Niagara Falls or larger.
What are the drawbacks of hydroelectric power plants?
Asked in Science, Energy, Hydro Power
How would hydroelectric energy used to power homes?
Electricity produced from hydroelectric installations is no different to that from other generating plants, such as coal / gas / nuclear. The main difference is that no fuel is burned at hydroelectric plants, the (potential) energy supply is the head of water (the lake) which is allowed to fill with water from its rivers, then this weight of water is released at low level creating forced water movement, this momentum is translated to the shaft of a water turbine (a fan basically), which in turn is connected to a standard electricity generator.
Asked in Physics, Hydro Power, Hydraulics
What is Runaway Speed of hydraulic Turbine and how it is calculated?
How does the grand coulee dam generate power?
Asked in Hydro Power
Which company created the first Hydroelectric power plant in India?
Asked in Economics
What is the relationship between the law of supply?
Asked in Science
This inland nation has almost no industry but shares with Brazil the worlds largest hydroelectric dam?
What is the advantage of using a switching power supply over linear power supply?
Asked in Energy
What is a example of thermal to mechanical energy?
Asked in Renewable Energy
How can you use excess steam energy to productive use?
Excess steam can almost always be used to produce extra energy. If the steam is run through a steam turbine, you can efficiently produce large amounts of energy. This is how a steam turbine works: hot steam is run through a turbine, after it goes through the turbine it is ran through a condenser which turns the steam back into liquid water. As the steam is condensed (going from a high pressure and energetic gas into a liquid) there is a decrease in pressure in the condenser. Thus, the high pressure steam flows fast through the turbine and into the low pressure condenser. This system is perpetuated by a steady supply of steam and a steady supply of something cold (river water etc) to cool down the steam in the condenser.
Asked in Steam Engines
What is the function of the gland steam in steam turbine?
What is the effect on the supply current if the capacitor is removed?
Asked in Hydro Power
What exactly does the term hydro electric mean?
Hydroelectric means electric power that is derived from water, typically moving water used to power machinery that generates electricity. A famed example of this would be the Niagara Hydroelectric plant, which harnesses the energy of the Niagara River to power generators that supply millions with electricity in their homes and businesses.
Asked in Hydro Power
Where was hydroelectric power invented?
The first industrial use of hydropower to generate electricity occurred in 1880, when 16 brush-arc lamps were powered using a water turbine at the Wolverine Chair Factory in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The first U.S. hydroelectric power plant opened on the Fox River near Appleton, Wisconsin, on September 30, 1882. Until that time, coal was the only fuel used to produce electricity. The early hydroelectric plants were direct current stations built to power arc and incandescent lighting during the period from about 1880 to 1895. Because the source of hydropower is water, hydroelectric power plants must be located on a water source. Therefore, it wasn't until the technology to transmit electricity over long distances was developed that hydropower became widely used. By the early 1900's, hydroelectric power accounted for more than 40 percent of the United States' supply of electricity. The years 1895 through 1915 saw rapid changes occur in hydroelectric design and a wide variety of plant styles built. Hydroelectric plant design became fairly well standardized after World War I with most development in the 1920's and 1930's being related to thermal plants and transmission and distribution.
Asked in Home Electricity
How many 12 volt batteries charged by a 600 watt wind turbine would it take to power a 1500 watt heater?
It would depend on the voltage needed by the heater. A 240 v heater would need twenty 12 v batteries connected in series but this is a very dangerous electrical supply that needs proper installation by an electrician. With a load of 6 amps the battery (assuming average car batteries) would supply the heater for about 6-8 hours when there is no wind.